Scot Peterson addresses a Broward County school board meeting in 2015. How in the hell is he getting this? Duty-bound to protect Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in. Israel did not respond to a request for comment late Tuesday. Where ever he goes I want people to recognize him and say that's one of the cowards of Broward. MUST WATCH Last Parkland shooting patient leaves hospital 00:45 The suit says Lynda Cruz, who died November 1, 2017, was negligent in not making sure her son received proper mental health care.
The Broward County Sheriff’s deputy who did not enter a Parkland, Fla., high school during a school shooting that left 17 dead has begun receiving an $8,702.35 a month pension from the state. Peterson, 55, was widely criticized for his actions, and Broward Sheriff Scott Israel opened an internal investigation. After being suspended by the Broward Sheriff’s Office on February 22, a week after the massacre, Peterson resigned, the Sun Sentinel says, and retired later that day.