The Broward County (FL) Sheriff's deputy assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned Thursday, under investigation for failing to enter the building as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people.
Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.”
Peterson has been a school resource officer at Stoneman Douglas since 2009. He began working for the sheriff’s office in 1985. The Sheriff’s Office released documents Thursday showing that Peterson was put under an internal investigation the day before. Israel said that Peterson was suspended without pay.
The agency also announced that it was placing two officers on a restricted assignment while a separate internal investigation took place, the Sun Sentinel reports.