BSO: Armed School Resource Officer 'Never Went In' During Shooting

Friday, 23 Feb, 2018

An armed guard who was on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people has resigned after it was revealed he never went inside to stop the gunman.

Peterson's actions were caught on video during the massacre, which ranks as the second-deadliest shooting ever at a USA public school, carried out by a lone gunman wielding a semiautomatic AR-15-style assault rifle.

Peterson was inside an office dealing with another student when the shooting began.

Meanwhile, Runcie, called the school shooting his "worst nightmare" and said it is "one of those things you pray you never live to see and experience".

The department also released a description of 23 calls for response involving Cruzin the years and months prior to the shooting.

"They could have done more, they should have done more", Israel said. The shooting lasted about six minutes, Israel said. He then took up a position but "never went in".

"I am devastated", Israel said. I mean these families lost their children. "Address the killer. Kill the killer".

The Sun Sentinel first reported the delay in surveillance footage.

School leaders Broward County had previously discussed with lawmakers the possibility of demolition of a three storey building in the school Marjory Stoneman Douglas, where the attack occurred.

A deputy contacted the caller, who was located in MA, over the phone. "He was armed. As our command staff moves forward in this investigation the response and actions of Deputy Peterson will be looked at and scrutinized as will everyone".

He said: 'If we are going to infringe on the Second Amendment, it has to be a policy that will work'.

By 2:50 p.m., the suspect had already bought a drink at a Subway restaurant inside a Walmart store and left on foot, four minutes before scanner traffic said the gunman was still on the second floor of the school.

Elizabeth Smith is a student teacher at Douglas High School she told WPTV she worries the new security measures won't be enough.