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Former Parkland School Security Officer Accused of Neglecting Children: NPR



In this 2015 photograph, resource officer Scot Peterson spoke at a school board meeting in Broward County, Florida. Peterson was arrested on Tuesday and faces 1

1 charges following the shootings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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In this 2015 photograph, Scot Peterson, the school's resource officer, spoke at a school board meeting in Broward County, Florida. Peterson was arrested on Tuesday and faces 11 charges after shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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One MP, accused of not intervening as a gunman, attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Former Broward Sheriff MP Scot Peterson is the only gunman assigned to the school on February 14, 2018, facing eleven charges. These include child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury, Broward prosecutor Mike Satz said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Peterson did not enter the building, where 17 people were eventually killed. Instead, he hid for 48 minutes at the foot of a stairwell after the first shots were fired, according to a January Public Safety Commission report.

Peterson was arrested on Tuesday following a 14-month investigation, prosecutors said

The statement said agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement had interviewed 184 witnesses on how deputies and other forces responded on the day of the shooting have behaved. The agents checked for hours of video and wrote more than 200 reports.

"The FDLE investigation shows that former Deputy Peterson has done absolutely nothing to stem the MSD shootout," said Commissioner Rick Swearingen in a statement. "There is no excuse for his utter inactivity and no question that his inactivity cost life."

After the massacre, Peterson retired from his job at the Sheriff Department. Family members of victims filed dozens of lawsuits against the school board and Peterson.

The lawsuits claim to have "willfully and deliberately disobeyed policies and procedures". Peterson's lawyer, Joseph DiRuzzo, described the lawsuits as "unfounded," claiming that they were "energetically challenged."

DiRuzzo did not immediately respond to NPR's request for comment on Tuesday.

If convicted, Peterson, now 56, faces the possibility of spending more than 96 years in state custody.

The authorities said his bail was set at $ 102,000 and that he would need to wear a GPS monitor, hand over his passport and hand over firearms as long as the case is pending.


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