Disgraced deputy says he’s no coward for not running into school shooting


The Florida sheriff’s deputy who did nothing as a killer stalked the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spoke out for the first time Monday, saying he’s not a coward, according to a report.

Deputy Scot Peterson — who resigned in disgrace from his position as a school resource officer last week — said through a lawyer that he believed the shooter was outside the high school and that protocol demanded he “seek cover,” according to the Miami Herald.

“[He] heard gunshots but believed those gunshots were originating from outside of the buildings on the school campus,” his Fort Lauderdale-based lawyer, Joseph DiRuzzo, said in a statement.

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