Surveillance video shows armed deputy officer remained outside during Florida shooting

Scout Smissen a 17-year-old junior at Roosevelt High School becomes emotional while speaking to a crowd of hundreds on Wednesday

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In fact, it does not show disgraced Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson doing much of anything.

New surveillance video released reveals the moments that followed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a gunman started opening fire at the Parkland, Fla., campus.New surveillance video released reveals the moments that followed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a gunman started opening fire at the Parkland, Fla., campus.

A minute later, Peterson and two others are seen on a golf cart driving through campus.

"The attorneys agreed it wouldn't give any of our secrets away with regard to security" at Douglas High School, School Board Chairwoman Nora Rupert told the Sun Sentinel on the decision not to appeal the video's release.

In the past week, the Broward Sheriff's Office and Coral Springs police released calls illustrating the fear and panic of students and parents on February 14.

The instruction and training materials used by the Broward County Sheriff's Office teach that, in the case of a school shooting, deputies arriving on the scene should immediately confront the shooter. "His actions were enough to warrant an internal affairs investigation", the sheriff's office said in a statement accompanying the video's release following a judge's order on Monday. Peterson and Greenleaf can be seen waving, then the school officer assumes a position that is partially obstructed by a pole.

The video appears to show Peterson standing outside the building at the same time the shooting was taking place.

Radio tapes released Wednesday also showed officers who first responded were confused about what was happening. He has said Peterson remained outside because he thought the gunfire was occurring outside the school.

Students from Garfield High School and Washington Middle School gather on the steps after walking out of class in protest on Wednesday
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Sheriff Scott Israel blasted Peterson eight days after the shooting, saying Peterson should have "went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer".

While Scot Peterson did not enter the building to confront the shooter, 21-year IL police officer Randy Petersen (no relation) said it's a complicated situation.

After police reviewed the surveillance video, Peterson was placed on unpaid leave.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced a week after the shooting that Peterson had chosen to resign, after he learned that his response to the shooting was being investigated.

Cruz, 19, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first-degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first-degree.

Cruz's state-assigned public defender Melissa McNeil added that Cruz would plead guilty if prosecutors waived the death penalty as a potential punishment. You can then see them pulling up to the corner of the building, along with blurred images of students.

As a result, first responders headed to the parking lot first, wasting several minutes of time.

Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie also backed the release.

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