Parkland School Cop Scot Peterson Says Things Happened Too Fast For Him To Be A Coward

Jun 5, 2018

Scot Peterson, the school resource officer receiving the brunt of the blame for not doing more during the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, said things happened too fast for him to act cowardly.

Also, Peterson said during an interview shown Tuesday morning on NBC's "Today," he thought the gunshots coming from the 1200 building were more likely from a sniper, as in the case of last year's Las Vegas mass shooting.

Instead, former Stoneman Douglas student Nikolas Cruz was unleashing the gunshots inside the building.

Peterson said he'd want the families of the 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas to know, "I didn't get it right, but it wasn't because of some 'Oh, I don't want to go into that building,I don't want to face somebody.' It wasn't like that at all."

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