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Parkland School Sheriff's Deputy Faces Charges Over Inaction

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Parkland School Sheriff's Deputy Faces Charges Over Inaction

Parkland School Sheriff's Deputy Faces Charges Over Inaction

Parkland School Sheriff's Deputy Faces Charges Over Inaction Former Deputy Scot Peterson faces 11 charges including child neglect, perjury and culpable negligence.

Peterson was the school resource officer on campus during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in February, 2018.

Security footage of Peterson emerged that revealed he failed to enter the building, opting instead to remain outside.

17 people were killed in the massacre.

Dubbed "the Coward of Broward County," Peterson retired after the shooting and has been receiving a pension.

He was fired on Tuesday at a disciplinary hearing conducted by the new Sheriff.

He was booked into Broward County Jail with a bail to be set at $102,000.


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