Parkland high school resource officer is charged for inaction during massacre

Mail Online | 6/4/2019 | Emily Crane For;Associated Press
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A former Florida deputy on duty during the Parkland school massacre has been arrested on 11 charges for failing to confront a gunman during the massacre that claimed 17 lives.

Scot Peterson, 56, was arrested on Tuesday and faces child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury charges that carry a combined potential prison sentence of nearly 100 years.

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Peterson, who was a Broward deputy at the time, was on duty as the school resource officer during the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

He failed to go inside the school building when the gunman opened fire.

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Seventeen people died and 17 others were wounded in the attack.

Peterson's bail was set at $102,000 on Tuesday, according to Broward State Attorney Mike Satz.

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Once released, Peterson will be required to wear a GPS monitor and surrender his passport, and will be prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was gunned down during the massacre, slammed Peterson following his arrest.

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'Rot in **** Scott Petersen,' Guttenberg said.

'You could have saved some of the 17. You could have saved my daughter. You did not and then you lied about it and you deserve the misery coming your way.'

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Tony Montalto, whose 14-year-old daughter Gina died in the shooting, said families wanted justice to be done.

'We are happy to see some accountability for this tragedy that took the life of my daughter Gina and 16 other wonderful individuals as well as terribly injured 17 others,' said Montalto, president of the Stand With Parkland victim families' group.

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The charges against Peterson follow a 14-month investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, according to that agency.

'The FDLE investigation shows former deputy Peterson did absolutely...
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