Florida shooting: Deputy faces criminal charges

Florida shooting: Deputy faces criminal charges

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Tallahassee, June 5: Deputy Scot Peterson, 56, who was outside the building last year’s Parkland shooting in Stoneman Douglas High School faces criminal charges over the failure to confront the school shooter.

On Tuesday, law enforcement responded with a sweeping list of charges that resulted in Peterson’s arrest, facing child neglect and perjury charges, reports the guardian. A Surveillance video showed the only armed sheriff’s deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., remaining outside during the massacre on Feb 14, 2018.

Scot Peterson, 56, who was on duty but didn’t go inside the school during the attack, As per the prosecutors, the Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman Nikolas Cruz, 20, has been arrested on 11 charges.

Nikolas Cruz, 20, faces the death penalty if convicted of killing 17 people and wounding 17 others in the attack. He has offered to plead guilty in return for a life sentence, but prosecutors have refused that offer. (UNI)