At the time of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, former Deputy Scot Peterson was seen on security cameras armed but never going inside of the building. When shots rang out, Peterson didn't once run toward the gunfire. The warrant says Peterson hid for 45 minutes. While outside of the building, he even got on his radio to report the gunshots
Following an investigation, former Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested in Broward County on seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one count of perjury. The arrest comes after a 15-month investigation into the actions of law enforcement following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
“The FDLE investigation shows former Deputy Peterson did absolutely nothing to mitigate the MSD shooting that killed 17 children, teachers and staff and injured 17 others,” said FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen. “There can be no excuse for his complete inaction and no question that his inaction cost lives.”