It was bad enough to know that one police officer stood outside while children were killed and wounded, but FOUR?
On Friday, CNN issued a shock report finding that earlier reports regarding Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson — the armed school safety officer who apparently cowered outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while a mass shooter slaughtered 17 people inside — were accurate, but that Peterson wasn’t the only officer waiting outside. According to CNN:
When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.
Okay. I can accept – even if I despise the thought – that one policeman is a coward. But four? This is beginning to look like the officers were TOLD to stand down and wait. If the Coral Springs Police had not shown up (they were the first police on the scene to go into the building and rescue the wounded) we might not even know about this. If Coral Springs City Manager had not called out the Broward County Sheriff’s Department publicly (and that was eight days ago), I am confident that this would never have been reported.
Think about this. That snake, Sheriff Israel, stood on the stage at that phony CNN Town Hall and attempted to heap blame on people who had nothing to do with the shootings.
Sheriff Israel should resign. If he won’t resign, he should be fired.