I’m updating this post in the interest of giving all sides to the story.
Court of public opinion can be a bitter whore, but we must also have due process in that court. There have been many opinions on this issue.
Our own Bad Brad has been advocating on behalf of the deputy in regards to protocol and good strategy.
Reader, Lawyer, has also sent me a very pragmatic analysis, sans emotion, that has me thinking, which is always a good thing.
Lawyer also linked to this American Thinker post which details the economic behemoth arming schools with paid guards would be.
Deputy assigned to Florida school ‘never went in’ during shooting, sheriff says.
The school resource deputy who was on patrol at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14 resigned Thursday after video surveillance showed he never entered the school, even though he “clearly” knew there was a shooting taking place, officials said.
Deputy Scot Peterson, of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, was stationed on the school’s campus when Nikolas Cruz opened fire with an AR-15 rifle, leaving 17 people dead and others wounded.
Sheriff Scott Israel during a press conference Thursday said video showed Peterson arriving at the west side of the building where the shooting took place. Peterson, Israel said, took up a position but “never went in.”
The sheriff said that he suspended Peterson without pay pending an internal investigation, but the officer resigned and retired.
ht/ bad brad