(Jake Tapper) When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.
(David Choi) Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office are guarding the home of the school resource officer who was stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after his family requested the protection, according to multiple news reports on Thursday.
Local Fox affiliate WSVN said it sent a reporter to the Boynton Beach, Florida, home of Broward County Sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson for an interview when the reporter was met with six deputies “standing guard outside.”
(Alan Blinder and Patricia Mazzei) The only armed sheriff’s deputy at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed took cover outside rather than charging into the building when the massacre began, the Broward County sheriff said on Thursday. The sheriff also acknowledged that his office received 23 calls related to the suspect going back a decade, including one last year that said he was collecting knives and guns, but may not have adequately followed up.
My Commentary: This one’s for the “only the police and military should have guns” cultists, who proselytize for all personal self-defense to be stripped away from innocent and peaceful individuals, by force (of course), and outsourced to agents of the State, also by force (of course) – and take this position with virtually no regard for the quality of service being provided, as would be expected in the case of irrational fanaticism.
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “The Free Thought Project,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“Police received over 20 calls warning them about death threats and violent behavior from the Florida shooter, Nikolas Cruz. Maybe if they called and said he had marijuana, they would have kicked down his door, raided his home, and arrested him for being in possession of a plant”
The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted artworkbeing shared by the page, “We the Individuals“…
“🚫 No Guns ‘No one here can shoot back’ “
Jonas A.: Stupid! Start prepping for the Mayan end days….idiots!
Black Vatican: Had they tried that in my old school at JFK in the Bronx, fools would’ve gotten popped early than Madonna at puberty. They’re not crazy. They always pull stunts like these in some nice little pacifist school with civilized people.
Diana B.: righttttt wonder why shyt like this never happen in NYC?! or texas for that matter??? coz everybody packin!!!!
Diana B.: or it could deflect stupid m*therfuckers from trying shyt if they know many ppl are packin!