FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Scot Peterson, a former Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy, stands accused of failing to confront the shooter during the massacre on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland.
Peterson, 60, who retired with a $104,000 pension after the shooting, is facing 11 charges: Seven counts of felony child neglect, three counts of misdemeanor culpable negligence, and one count of perjury.
The school shooter, who is serving life in prison, pleaded guilty to killing 17 and wounding 17 at the school’s 1200 building.
The 11 killed on the first floor were Luke Hoyer, Martin Duque, Gina Montalto, Alex Schachter, Alaina Petty, Alyssa Alhadeff, Nicholas Dworet, Helena Ramsay, Chris Hixon, Carmen Schentrup, and Aaron Feis. The six killed on the third floor were Scott Beigel, Meadow Pollack, Cara Loughran, Joaquin Oliver, Jaime Guttenberg, and Peter Wang.
Broward County Circuit Judge Martin Fein is presiding over the case. The trial will begin a day after attorneys select the six jurors and four alternate jurors who will serve during the trial, which is set to begin in mid-June.
Coverage of the case
Jury selection, which started on May 31, is set to continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, from June 2-13. The trial is then set to be held from June 15 to Aug. 11.
Here is the judge’s schedule: