When told he was going to be suspended without pay pending an investigation into his actions, the 33-year law enforcement veteran opted to retire, which comes with a hefty pension that Peterson started receiving in April, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
The former Florida sheriff's deputy slammed by President Donald Trump for failing to confront a gunman massacring students and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is reportedly receiving a lifetime monthly pension of $8,702.35 - sparking outrage among parents of the teen victims.
"This infuriates me in ways people can not comprehend", the grieving father tweeted.
The pension amounts are figured via a formula from his regular salary plus overtime; the Sun-Sentinel reports he received $101,879 in the last year of his 32 years of police service.
The mass shooting left 17 people dead and dozens injured.
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Peterson resigned and retired February 22, a week after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he waited outside as Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.
Scot Peterson, the disgraced ex-cop who allegedly stood by as the crazed Parkland school shooter gunned down 17 people, is living large. He hid while my daughter and 16 others were slaughtered! That money should go to actually securing our schools! Until the shooting, he was considered a trusted school resource officer at Stoneman Douglas, according to annual reviews of his performance.
"He's wearing a bulletproof vest. while school security guards, coaches pretty much, were running in shielding kids", Huff said. Now, a new report from the Florida Sun Sentinel is drawing even more controversy.
Peterson was thrown under the bus by Sheriff Scott Israel, who said at the time that the deputy should have "went in".