The Superintendent of Broward County Schools told us in the hours immediately following the school shooting last week that there were armed guards on the premises. That was the last we heard of it, and I wondered where they were when the shootings were taking place. Now we know.
The sheriff’s deputy who was assigned to the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week has left the force after evidence showed he stood outside the building where the shooting occurred rather than going in, Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday.
“He never went in,” Sheriff Israel said, describing video footage of the scene he had watched.
Asked what school resource officer Scott Peterson should have done, the sheriff said he should have gone into the building, “addressed the killer, killed the killer.”
Mr. Peterson resigned after Sheriff Israel suspended him without pay pending an internal investigation, the sheriff said, speaking at a news conference.
(More to come.)