Disgraced deputy ignored tip about school massacre


The local sheriff’s office received at least 18 calls about Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz over the past decade — including warnings that were passed on to the disgraced school deputy who failed to stop the massacre, according to a damning new report.

Records of calls about Cruz to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office reveal that in February 2016, neighbors called to say they feared he “planned to shoot up the school” after posing for Instagram photos with firearms, USA Today reports.

The information was passed on to the sheriff’s on-site officer at Stoneman Douglas High School, Deputy Scot Peterson — who resigned Thursday following revelations that he’d done nothing to intervene when Cruz stormed the school last week and slaughtered 17 people.

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