Well, the surveillance footage of former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson on the day of the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida as been released. Peterson, the school’s resource officer at the time, has been pilloried in the press for failing to engage shooter Nikolas Cruz when he began his rampage on February 14. Cruz killed 17 people that day, and sparked calls for stricter gun laws. Yet, the other side of the story is the serial failure from state, local, and federal officials to act upon the many red flags Cruz presented prior to the shooting.
A judge ordered the video’s release, citing a compelling public interest (via Miami Herald):
Citing “strong public interest,” a Broward judge last week ordered public release of the four video clips from the surveillance system at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. The clips do not show the carnage inside Building 12, but depict police response on campus outside.
Exactly how the Broward Sheriff’s Office responded in the initial moments of the Feb. 14. massacre has been the focus of extensive national criticism. When gunfire broke out at 2:21 p.m. ,school resource deputy Scot Peterson arrived within minutes, but took up a position outside and never entered the building to engage shooter Nikolas Cruz.
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