Newly released surveillance footage shows students streaming from campus as ex-student Nikolas Cruz entered a building at a Parkland high school, shooting and killing 17 people. The footage also shows law enforcement officers entering Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School minutes after Cruz’s shooting spree ended at 2:27 p.m. on Feb 14.
But it doesn’t appear to capture something crucial: at least three Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies who arrived in time to hear Cruz firing but couldn’t locate where the massacre was taking place.
The actions of those deputies — as well as of school resource officer Scot Peterson, who was already on campus — have led to national scrutiny of BSO and Sheriff Scott Israel.
The shooting lasted for six minutes — and seconds mattered. Surveillance footage released earlier this year showed Peterson taking cover outside the building at a time when students inside were begging 911 operators for help on their cellphones.
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