PARKLAND, Fla. (FOX 13) - The Broward County sheriff says the deputy on duty at the school where 17 students and teachers were killed never went inside to engage the shooter.Hopefully to his living room, with a gun and one bullet, to do the right thing.
Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Thursday afternoon that he was "devastated" and sick to his stomach after finding out the school resource officer on duty, Deputy Scott Peterson, was on campus at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School but never went inside the building during the shooting.
The sheriff said the deputy was spotted on video arriving at the west side of the building where the shooting took place and taking up a position -- but never going in. Investigators say Peterson arrived about a minute and a half after the first shots were fired and did nothing for approximately four minutes. The massacre lasted six minutes.
Sheriff Israel said Deputy Peterson should have confronted the killer and neutralized him, but instead he stayed outside. "There are no words," Sheriff Israel said.
Deputy Peterson was placed on leave and has since resigned.
Probably, one step ahead of the mob with torches and pitchforks, to do tortures on such a slug of a human being, that even to speak of them would scare Apache warriors.
But hey, at least he made it home from his shift, unlike 17 high school students.
Contrary to the Sheriff's assertion, there are lots of words.
Most of them have four letters.
Sleep tight, America.
This is what's it's like when only the police, and your crazed killer, have the guns.
The football coach/security guard faced the killer with his bare hands.
And was murdered for his trouble.
It's time to disarm the police, and arm the citizenry instead.
UPDATE: There were multiple other chickenshit deputies who also hid behind their cars outside, while children were being slaughtered by a madman.
And Sheriff Israel knew about that before he went on live TV and tried to palm this off on guns and the NRA.
Time to warm up the tar barrels and get the feathers ready for that sheriff.