Skip to comments.Disgraced deputy says he’s no coward for not running into school shooting
Posted on 02/26/2018 11:18:51 AM PST by conservative98
The Florida sheriffs deputy who did nothing as a killer stalked the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS spoke out for the first time Monday, saying hes 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 Sheriffs 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.
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I smell Bull excrement.
Maybe he stayed at the Holiday Inn last night and just feels like a hero Deputy?
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.
I’m calling BS on this.
So did he hear gunshots or firecrackers. A trained officer should know the difference.
So please allow us to defend ourselves instead of making us sitting ducks.
Brave Sir Robin ran away
Bravely ran away away
When danger reared its ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled
Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
And gallantly he chickened out
Bravely taking to his feet
(I never did!)
He beat a very brave retreat
Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin!
Bud, your photo is seen next to “coward” in the dictionary.
Took cover due to a report of FIRECRACKERS???
And he thinks that makes him look better?
The only real lesson from Parkland: The government cannot protect you and isn’t even trying. Self-defense is a right.
For four minutes?
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?
It still lends credence to the fact there needs to be more than one person armed for a high school of 3 thousand students.
Pull another one out of your a** buddy.
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