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Disgraced deputy says hes no coward for not running into school shooting
NY Post ^ | February 26, 2018 | 1:36pm | Natalie O'Neill

Posted on 02/26/2018 11:18:51 AM PST by conservative98

The Florida sheriff’s deputy who did nothing as a killer stalked the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS spoke out for the first time Monday, saying he’s not a coward, according to a report.

Deputy Scot Peterson — who resigned in disgrace from his position as a school resource officer last week — said through a lawyer that he believed the shooter was outside the high school and that protocol demanded he “seek cover,” according to the Miami Herald.

“[He] heard gunshots but believed those gunshots were originating from outside of the buildings on the school campus,” his Fort Lauderdale-based lawyer, Joseph DiRuzzo, said in a statement.

“Broward Sheriff’s Office trains its officers that in the event of outdoor gunfire one is to seek cover and assess the situation in order to communicate what one observes with other law enforcement,” it notes. “[His actions] were appropriate under the circumstances.”

“Allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue,” DiRuzzo said in the statement.

Peterson claims he took cover after responding to a report that firecrackers were going off at he school, his lawyer said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: browardcounty; cowardcounty; cruz; deputy; fakenews; florida; flschoolshooting; guns; nikolascruz; obama; parkland; schoolshootings; scotpeterson; scottisrael; trump; youlie
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1 posted on 02/26/2018 11:18:51 AM PST by conservative98
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2 posted on 02/26/2018 11:19:15 AM PST by conservative98
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I smell Bull excrement.


3 posted on 02/26/2018 11:20:42 AM PST by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping list.)
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To: conservative98

Maybe he stayed at the Holiday Inn last night and just feels like a hero Deputy?


4 posted on 02/26/2018 11:20:48 AM PST by Midwesterner53
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Okie dokie....*rollseyes*


5 posted on 02/26/2018 11:21:42 AM PST by cranked
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He and his lawyer have had enough time now to get their story together and face the media and public. Too bad it won’t work.


6 posted on 02/26/2018 11:22:07 AM PST by Midwesterner53
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To: conservative98

I’m calling BS on this.


7 posted on 02/26/2018 11:23:12 AM PST by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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So did he hear gunshots or firecrackers. A trained officer should know the difference.


8 posted on 02/26/2018 11:23:26 AM PST by Avalon Memories ( Proud Deplorable. Proud born-in-the-USA American Dreamer.)
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To: conservative98
Well then there you have it. There are no guarantees that the police will rescue you in an emergency like this one and one of the many reasons why we have the 2nd amendment.

So please allow us to defend ourselves instead of making us sitting ducks.

9 posted on 02/26/2018 11:24:14 AM PST by dhs12345
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Brave Sir Robin ran away
(No!)
Bravely ran away away
(I didn’t!)
When danger reared its ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled
(No!)
Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
(I didn’t!)
And gallantly he chickened out
Bravely taking to his feet
(I never did!)
He beat a very brave retreat
(All lies!)
Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin!
(I never!)


10 posted on 02/26/2018 11:25:16 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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Bud, your photo is seen next to “coward” in the dictionary.


11 posted on 02/26/2018 11:25:18 AM PST by alstewartfan (Lines of coffee cups on parade. Soldiers for keeping the night away. Al Stewart in Delia's Gone)
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Took cover due to a report of FIRECRACKERS???

And he thinks that makes him look better?


12 posted on 02/26/2018 11:25:35 AM PST by Newtoidaho (Proud member of Trump's army of online trolls)
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The only real lesson from Parkland: The government cannot protect you and isn’t even trying. Self-defense is a right.


13 posted on 02/26/2018 11:25:54 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The government cannot protect you and isn't even trying. Self-defense is a right.)
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To: conservative98

For four minutes?


14 posted on 02/26/2018 11:26:31 AM PST by Rusty0604
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He’s claiming that he thought the shots were from the outside near the football stadium, yet the school coach ran in, the coral gable police ran in so it seems like they knew the gunshots were coming from inside. Why did he think everyone was running out of the school if the shots were coming from outside?


15 posted on 02/26/2018 11:27:23 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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In my country this is, how you say.., bullchit.
16 posted on 02/26/2018 11:27:42 AM PST by skimbell
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It still lends credence to the fact there needs to be more than one person armed for a high school of 3 thousand students.


17 posted on 02/26/2018 11:28:08 AM PST by toast
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"Peterson claims he took cover after responding to a report that firecrackers were going off..."

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18 posted on 02/26/2018 11:28:14 AM PST by conservative98
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19 posted on 02/26/2018 11:28:50 AM PST by Gigantor (Either the United States respects its Constitution, or there is no need for a United States.)
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Pull another one out of your a** buddy.


20 posted on 02/26/2018 11:29:43 AM PST by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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