A newly released surveillance video shows former deputy Scot Peterson standing outside Stoneman Douglas High School during last month’s tragic mass shooting.
News came out previously that a Broward County deputy was outside during the shooting and stayed outside of the school instead of engaging the shooter. He claimed he believed the shooter was outside the campus instead of inside the school.
Peterson’s lawyer, Joseph A. DiRuzzo III, argued Peterson was not a “coward” and instead was just following protocol, which meant assuming a “tactical position” outside the building and calling for a code red lockdown. He also said Peterson then had school officials go watch the surveillance tape to get a description of the shooter for the officers that were to come.
Peterson was not the only law enforcement officer who stayed outside the school. The others are being investigated.