Police officers are guarding the Boynton Beach, Florida home of the deputy who ‘never went in’ to try and take down Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz. A local news crew reported that they tried to talk to Peterson and were turned away by six police officers guarding the home:
We sent @BrianEntin to BSO Deputy Scot Peterson’s Boynton Beach home to try and talk to him about his resignation today. Were met by 6 @PBCountySheriff deputies standing guard outside his home. They prevented us from approaching the house. pic.twitter.com/1QPlmeHtqb
— Frank Guzman (@fguzmanon7) February 23, 2018
The first photo of Peterson:
Sheriff Israel told of Peterson’s inaction during the shooting that lasted six minutes. Peterson “was seeking cover behind a concrete column leading to a stairwell”.
DERELICTION OF DUTY: Armed deputy resource officer Scott Peterson was forced to resign because he pulled up to Marjory High school, took a position and “NEVER WENT IN”! He could have saved lives! pic.twitter.com/Pp5rzFf8A4
— GITMO KAG2020 🇺🇸 (@President1Trump) February 22, 2018
THE PRESS ASKED WHAT THE SECURITY GUARD SHOULD HAVE DONE:
When asked the protocol of how law enforcement goes into a shooting situation like this, Sheriff Israel said:
“What matters is that when we, in law enforcement, arrive at an active shooter, we go in and address the target. And that’s what should’ve been done…Address the killer. Kill the killer.”
Peterson has resigned after being suspended by Sheriff Israel.