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Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson arrested for conduct during Parkland massacre


He faces 11 separate charges for his inaction in February 2018

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Former Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson has been arrested and charged in connection with his failure to try to stop the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

What's the background?

On Feb. 14, 2018, 14 students and three adults were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and 16 others were injured. While the attack was ongoing, Peterson, then a school resource officer, was on campus. He chose to take cover instead of trying to confront the attacker, a disgruntled former student. He also ordered other police officers to stay back away from the building.

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