[Ed. – Internal radio dispatches prove he was lying.]
The disgraced Florida sheriff’s deputy who explained his failure to act during the school massacre by saying he believed the shooter was outside actually radioed that gunfire was inside, according to a report.
Scot Peterson, who resigned as school resource officer, also warned fellow cops to stay away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as Nikolas Cruz fled after allegedly killing 17 people, the Miami Herald reported.
“Do not approach the 12 or 1300 building, stay at least 500 feet away,” Peterson said over the radio, according to internal radio dispatches released Thursday.
Sheriff’s office protocol calls for deputies to engage an active shooter until the threat is eliminated.
The police chatter and second-by-second timeline sheds new light on the Valentine’s Day massacre — appearing to back Sheriff Scott Israel’s contention that Peterson should have entered the building.
They also appear to show that other deputies may have stayed outside the school at Peterson’s direction. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is reviewing the police agency’s response.