Broward Coward – Armed County Sheriff Cowered Outside Building – Refused to Confront Parkland School Shooter…

School Resource Officer (SRO) Scot Peterson, the armed deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, stood outside the building during the shooting and refused to enter the building.   He listened as the kids were being shot.

Today Officer Scott Peterson resigned from the Broward Sheriff’s department.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel (pictured left) made the admission while answering questions from media.  According to Reuters reporting Sheriff Israel admitted to watching CCTV video of the cowardly officer remaining outside the building and taking no action.

SRO Scot Peterson responded to the shooting BUT NEVER WENT IN for “upward or 4 minutes” while the gunmen killed people, said Sheriff Scott Israel.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – The armed deputy assigned to the campus of a Florida high school during a deadly shooting last week stayed outside the building during the attack and failed to engage the shooter, the county sheriff said on Thursday.

As a consequence, Scott Peterson, on duty as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, resigned from the department, said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who earlier has suspended the officer from the force. He did not say if Peterson would face criminal charges.

Israel said he decided to suspend Peterson after viewing a video that showed the deputy’s actions during the rampage that killed 17 people. A former student Nikolas Cruz, 19, is accused of carrying out the attack with an AR-15-style assault weapon.

“What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of Building 12, take up a position and he never went in,” said Israel. The building is popularly known as “the freshman building.”

Israel said he would not release the video that shows Peterson’s actions at this time and may never do so, “depending on the prosecution and criminal case.”  (read more)

The lack of action by Broward County Officer Scott Peterson is not an outlier, it is the norm. His conduct and cowardly behavior reveals a larger sentiment within a heavily politicized law enforcement agency.  Politics is the filter for all decision-making.

REPEAT: Politics in Broward and Dade county is the filter for ALL decision-making.

Sheriff Israel is a political operative deep inside the Democrat political machine within Broward County.  He is not alone.  Israel is surrounded by similarly-minded police officers and law enforcement officials.  Many of them are political operatives.

CTH prior experience with the top officials within law enforcement, schools and the institutional systems of government, within Broward and Miami-Dade Florida has given us exclusive insight into the politicization of multiple agencies.   Not all of the line-level officers are as inept, corrupt and negligent as their supervisors; but the competent group is definitely in the minority.

After the shooting CTH warned about the political nature of the institutions of civic society in and around Broward and Dade county; and we predicted the underlying issues would begin to surface.  The Broward County sheriff’s office, and the negligent deficiencies therein, is simply a symptom of much deeper -and far more dangerous- institutional corruption at almost every level of local government.

It was not accidental we were confronted in 2013 (during our research into the scope of the back-story of school and LEO corruption) by very angry law enforcement officials.    We received direct threats from law enforcement officials to “back off”.  On two very specific occasions at government offices, while filing FOIA requests, we became targets of retaliation and threats directly from law enforcement officials.  A few of you might remember the details.

As bad as you might think the corruption within the Broward County School administration and Broward County Sheriff’s office might be, it’s worse.

Much, much worse than you can ever imagine.

Officer Scott Peterson standing outside the building while students were shot and killed is not unexpected.  The roles of SRO’s are political, not law enforcement.

Here’s what people don’t understand.  When the county policy is intentionally constructed to ignore criminal behavior in schools, the Sheriff and School superintendent cannot rely on “law and order-minded” SRO’s to carry out the corrupt policy.

The SRO must carry a political hat and be able to intercept behavior, modify the action based on a specific policy, falsify documents, manipulate records etc, and engage in the system with an understanding of the unwritten goals.  SRO’s are given political instructions NOT, I repeat, NOT given instructions to uphold laws and regulations.

The School Officers are the primary foot soldiers carrying out political policy.  Engaging an active shooter on campus is the furthest thing from their skill-set you could imagine.

Security of school students is just not their role.  The Broward County SRO is in place to protect the School System “policy”.

Make sense now?

It’s all FUBAR.

ps.  CTH has thousands of FOIA records to back up our statements:




Here’s six sworn police affidavits testifying to the process.

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750 Responses to Broward Coward – Armed County Sheriff Cowered Outside Building – Refused to Confront Parkland School Shooter…

  1. sunnydaze says:

    The Sheriff and the usual cast of characters:

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  2. Donna in Oregon says:

    Not going to defend anyone in this. Don’t live in Florida. However, I do hope when the President next discusses teachers bearing arms that the coach that stepped in front of students to protect them and died as a result is lifted up as what kind of teacher/defender it would take to give these conceal carry permits to. These teachers deserved a choice IMHO, especially the Iraq war vet.

    If any of these school employees had a weapon we would be talking about how he saved the children at his school and disabled and disarmed the disgusting coward Cruz.

    Beigel, a geography teacher, was killed as he tried to usher students back into his classroom when the shooting broke out.

    Feis, an assistant football coach, was killed when he threw himself in front of students to protect them from oncoming bullets, according to football program spokeswoman Denis Lehtio. Feis, 37, suffered a gunshot wound and died after he was rushed into surgery.

    Chris Hixon, 49, who was the school’s athletic director. A Naval reservist, Chris Hixon deployed to Iraq in 2007. Shot and killed too.

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  3. William F Buckley's Ghost says:

    The Columbine Police waited hours!

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  4. rlc says:

    Three leading questions-

    1. What does this deputy know, that allowed him to bargain for a retirement, vs the normal disciplinary action, termination, loss of benefits that would be more typical for gross dereliction of duty, anywhere else?

    2. If Sheriff Israel was aware of the videotape and the inaction of the SRO on the very first day, why did he withhold that information from the public, until AFTER CNN’s hosted witch-hunt on the NRA and massive coordinated gun-confiscation campaign?

    3. What federal law enforcement agency investigates white collar crime and illegal behavior by law enforcement agencies, nationwide- and why has that Miami Dade office been unable to figure this out, for five years, despite the detailed open-source information you have provided here, and before.

    I’m sure it has something to do with Holder and Obama, but I’ll leave it to others to discuss.
    I’m too disgusted and enraged, and sad for all those poor kids and their parents…

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    • Kevin DeLong says:

      This ultimate coward WAS BEING PAID TO PROTECT the kids at the school. That is why an armed uniformed officer was at the school in the first place!. THIS sick badged piece of SXXT listened outside while 17 children were killed and 14 wounded. He should be charged with the murders because he let the killer kill without action.

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      • hanna693 says:

        Exactly, he acted like an accomplice, guarding the door to protect the shooter. This in combination with the shameful FBI inaction must be widespread. It sends a chill up your back, All agents and that policeman should not get his retirement. He has to go back to work just like everyone. He is a useless coward, and where is his photo???

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    • RJ says:

      Most combat veterans will admit, if in a secure circle of talking with other combat vets, that when they “went out hunting” each member of such a group looked at everyone else to make sure his back was covered, slackers and jerks were weeded out of killer teams due to the immediate danger presented by their lack of behavior to protect each other. They didn’t have their “sh*t wired up” and were going to get others in the squad injured or killed.

      Just who gets picked to “patrol” a school? The toughest guy in a squad? Recall those jailers at Abu Graib and their behaviors.

      Note how many “words” our dear Sheriff of Broward County uses to discuss/answer a question. He certainly “feels” comfortable talking in front of cameras. I note his picture with Hillary Clinton–the liar of Benghazi.

      I can understand why the school system has reached an “understanding ” with the police and district attorneys to “divert” those students in trouble away from receiving a “criminal record” for behaviors contrary to societal dictates/laws. Only, it looks like their solutions are not that effective, are they?

      Crime and punishment is what we are talking about.

      As to the officer who did not run into the school and confront Cruz…he froze when he should have gone into “the valley of death” did he not? Quitting his job seems about the right thing to do. Moving out of town, I would expect is his next move.

      I think this Sheriff Israel has some explaining to do, only don’t allow him to use so many words trying to “cloud” the issues and deflect his poor judgement! Besides his “sharp looking” uniform, this guy really doesn’t impress me…I wouldn’t want to go hunting with him at all!


  5. MaineCoon says:

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  6. sunnydaze says:

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  7. MaineCoon says:

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  8. Hoosier says:

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  9. maga2004 says:

    I live in Florida; remember Bush 43’s election in 2000? The notorious Butterfly ballots, hanging chads? Anybody wanna guess what counties that took place in here in Florida????

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  10. Garrison Hall says:

    Sundance, when the stories are told and the songs are sung, you will be remembered. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  11. TMonroe says:

    PC priorities kill.

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  12. Ziiggii says:

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  13. Kaco says:

    Can we get an honest investigation on this? Oh, hell no, the FBI is implicated, just like I read/heard there was an FBI informant involved in Charlottesville. We never did hear the outcome of that “investigation” by Sessions, did we? This is a big cover-up, I won’t settle for the one security guard who was derelict in duty, there were a lot of ways the disturbed person could have been stopped. I agree with Wolf, this was allowed to happen to move our country further Left.

    The Left is continuing to transform America, they are heavily into local elections now, contaminating our schools, starting earlier than college now. One man can’t stop this all going on at the local level. We need to stop the brainwashing and the destruction of our Constitution. Pay attention, don’t let them take local control of your red district and do all you can to help your blue district.

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    • Oldschool says:

      They continue kaco and from what we see and hear, they continue unchecked. As you mention, we have zero answers on Charlottesville, vegas and now this. It seems it is now acceptable to just allow our LE to stand down or collude or commit treason or murder. This is no longer o’s administration, it is Trump’s. He and his administration owe us answers, protection and JUSTICE.


      • Kaco says:

        Yes, and I think I read somewhere that LE has no obligation to save lives or something like that, I think that was put into place by Obama. So there’s a good reason to never be disarmed, government won’t protect us.

        Charlottesville is a very sore spot with me, and Pres Trump is still called a Nazi by saying “both sides”. He was left flailing with that by Sessions, who all he did was rant about “white supremacists” when Charlottesville was more than that.


        • G. Combs says:

          Police have no duty to protect was a Supreme Court decision. Castle Rock v. Gonzales (2005)

          Jun 28, 2005 … Supreme Court rules that police do not have constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who obtained court-issued protective order.


  14. oldschool64 says:

    Scott Peterson is the poster child for every law abiding American citizen to conceal carry!

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  15. Tee says:

    He got paid $80k a year and earned over $700,000 during this time standing guard at the school and when it was time to really earn his money he chickened out. A complete disgrace and pathetic human being.

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  16. itsy_bitsy says:

    Remember the gay nightclub shooting in Florida. Cops stood outside for a very long time, making no attempt to enter.

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    • Kaco says:

      I did not know that, wow. Where is the accountability?

      I read that there was a change, that cops don’t have a duty to save anyone.

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      • Maquis says:

        High Court rulings sbsolved law enforcement for responsibility to protect us.

        Frankly, I don’t want a police state strong enough to prevent any bad outcome anywhere, but I do expect the ones we have to be vigilant and fearless, and I demand that my rights, and those of every responsible adult, to defend ourselves and innocents, be never infringed.

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  17. lokiscout says:

    Wonder how many of these officials regret not listening to Sundance years ago? Neigh probably not. Too busy covering their behinds to have any thoughts of contrition or regret.


  18. Fred Ward says:

    Cops are there to chalk out bodies and take reports. Many departments official policies are to “wait for sufficient backup.” But they want to disarm US so we have to rely on THEM.

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  19. The jig is up.

    LE is unobligated to protect anyone. Case law. Watch. This deputy will walk.

    No one can ever again say “don’t buy a gun to protect yourself… let LE do it.”

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  20. distracted2 says:

    “There are no words.” – Scott Israel

    Funny, I have plenty of words running through my head at the moment, none of which I will type here except to say God will be your judge and jury, Mr. Israel.

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  21. bitterlyclinging says:

    Sundance, you be exceedingly careful, sir.
    Seth Rich and Antonin Scalia were unavailable for comment. Those two were folk that wouldn’t accomodate the narrative, either.

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  22. Nunya Bidness says:

    Chief Israel should resign.

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  23. Considering the officer was up for retirement soon and he knew how corrupt the dept was and maybe he had voiced his opinion about the procedures they used to avoid arresting the teens when needed, felt he would become a fast target so , maybe he knew this was an FBI FF operation and decided to avoid the opportunity to become himself, a casualty.

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  24. M Herres says:

    I make a motion to rename Broward County to Coward County!


  25. Peoria Jones says:

    Sundance, your detailed work in this exemplifies what’s been going on at indoctrination facilities across the USA for years.

    Many universities have their own Police Dept’s, and I can assure you that enforcing the law and apprehending criminals is NOT their interest. Their sole purpose is to REDUCE CRIME STATISTICS – in other words, cover up crime.

    Local LEA’s know to back off, too. There’s a lot of power in those hallowed halls of “education.”

    This has been going on for decades, and now it has infected public schools for younger children. Always follow the money.


  26. Dougger says:

    Well, the BSO has their very own Zampolits, now don’t they? Boy, they’re good little Marxists.


  27. jbrickley says:

    I can’t put much stock in all those reports. You had 3,000 students on campus. The media was jumping over any student they could corner and put on camera. Very few of the student population even knew what happened.

    From what has been said, Cruz entered the building with a backpack and duffle bag, tripped a fire alarm, ignited smoke bombs, put on a gas mask and vest and proceeded to shoot people. The whole event was over in mere minutes. At some point most of his targets had fled and he decided to ditch the gear and walk out among them as if he was a victim. He then was spotted miles away having gone to McDonalds or some such and the police had a description that he matched. He was also having breathing problems and was brought to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. A teacher with a radio spotted him entering the building, that person alerted the school over the radio but the fire alarm and gun fire started then the teacher on the radio called a code red. Complete chaos was the result and that was by design. I would bet the SRO received the radio call, was not in the building, responded but stayed outside under cover doing pretty much nothing but filling his drawers.


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