As shocking as it may seem, the SRO (School Resources Officer) assigned to protect the students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was aware of the killings going on the facility, but failed to even enter the building.
In a shocking announcement, Broward County Sheriff Scot Israel just announced the resignation of Deputy Scott Peterson, the same deputy who was assigned to the Parkland, Florida high school that was the scene of the mass killing of 17 students and faculty.
As reported by the Chicago Tribune;
The school resource officer at the high school took up a position viewing the western entrance of the building that was under attack for more than 4 minutes, but “he never went in,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a Thursday news conference.
The officer, Scot Peterson, was suspended without pay and placed under investigation, then chose to resign, Israel said. When asked what Peterson should have done, Israel said the deputy should have “went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer.”
The sheriff said he was “devastated, sick to my stomach. There are no words. I mean these families lost their children. I’ve been to the funerals. I’ve been to the vigils. There are no words.”