- Andrew Pollack, father of slain teen Meadow, lashed out at ‘Broward coward’ cop
- Deputy Scot Peterson hid outside Florida school during massacre, video shows
- Peterson resigned in disgrace as it emerged three other deputies also hid
- ‘Words can’t describe how upset and angry I am,’ says grieving father Pollack
- Seventeen died in shooting last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
The grieving dad of a teenage girl who died in the Florida school shooting has lashed out at a deputy who was spotted cowering outside during the massacre.
‘Unbelievable,’ Andrew Pollack, father to 18-year-old Meadow, wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday.
‘Without question school resource officer… Scot Peterson had ample enough time to make it to the 3rd floor and prevent 6 deaths including the death of my daughter Meadow,’ he continued.
Peterson resigned in disgrace on Thursday, after he was chewed out by his sheriff, Scott Israel, for failing to engage with the shooter in the deadly massacre.
Eighteen-year-old Meadow is one of 17 who were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14. Her dad is speaking out to blast the deputy who hid outside
‘Words can’t describe how upset and angry I am,’ wrote Pollack, seen left and right with his daughter Meadow. ‘Scot Peterson had ample enough time to make it to the 3rd floor’
Peterson was initially the only law enforcement officer present on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when the rampage that killed 17 started.
He was seen on video hiding outside for at least four minutes during the shooting, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.
‘Words can’t describe how upset and angry I am,’ Pollack continued.
‘This is a picture of my beautiful daughter that he allowed to be stalked and shot 9 times on the third floor.’
Peterson (right) was initially the only law enforcement officer present on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when the rampage that killed 17 started
Israel said he had decided on the basis of his findings to suspend Peterson, but the deputy resigned first.
It later emerged that in addition to Peterson, three other Broward County deputies were hiding outside the school when Coral Springs Police Department officers Chris Crawford and Sgt. Jeff Heinrich arrived and charged inside.
Former student Nikolas Cruz, 19, was arrested and charged with the murders.
Israel said two other deputies were placed on restrictive administrative assignment, stemming from their response to numerous calls for service and reports received by the sheriff’s department pertaining to Cruz during the past 10 years.