Father of Parkland victim sues ‘coward’ officer who stayed outside during massacre

(From The Washington Examiner)

Peterson, the complaint said, “cowered in his safe location between two concrete walls outside of Building 12 the entire time Nikolas Cruz trained his AR-15 and rained bullets upon the teachers and students.” The lawsuit also said the school resource officer “waited and listened to the din of screams of teachers and students, many of whom were dead or dying, and the blasts of Nikolas Cruz’s repeated gunfire.”

“There was only one person on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus on February 14, 2018, between 2:22 p.m. and 2:27 p.m. who could have stopped Nikolas Cruz. There was only one other person on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus on February 14, 2018, between 2:22 p.m. and 2:27 p.m. who was armed. There was only one person on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus on February 14, 2018, between 2:22 p.m. and 2:27 p.m. who was trained to deal with an active shooter,” the complaint said.

“Unfortunately for the teachers and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, that one person was Scot Peterson,” it said.