Additional deputies did not enter Florida high school during shooting: report

Source: The Hill | February 23, 2018 | Max Greenwood

Multiple Broward County Sheriff’s deputies did not enter the school during a high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last week, according to CNN sources on Friday.

CNN reported that when the nearby Coral Springs police department officers arrived on the scene, three sheriff’s deputies from the school county were standing behind their vehicles with their pistols drawn, but had not yet gone into the school.

If confirmed, that raises the number of Broward County police officers on the scene who did not enter the active shooting situation to four, following a report that Scot Peterson was present but did not enter the building when the shooting occurred.

Peterson, a sheriff’s deputy and the armed resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was suspended Thursday and subsequently resigned.

CNN reported that the Coral Springs officers responding to the scene entered the school soon after arriving and were joined by two newly-arrived Broward County sheriff’s deputies and an officer from Sunrise, Fla.


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