The painful legacy of a building: Behind a fence and under lock and key, Parkland massacre site holds haunting memories
As the Parkland jury walked through the 1200 building on Aug. 4, students, teachers and graduates remember the classes they had in the building, the items they abandoned as they fled, and having to walk by the mass shooting crime scene so many times over the past few years.sun-sentinel.com
Stoneman Douglas shooting site won’t come down until next year at the earliest
The Parkland building where a teenage gunman shot and killed 17 people will continue to stand at least until next year, even though the jury deciding the gunman’s fate has already finished its tour of the crime scene.sun-sentinel.com
Judge limits access to gruesome Marjory Stoneman Douglas murder photos and video
Broward judge Elizabeth Scherer, who is overseeing the trial of confessed Parkland gunman Nikolas Cruz, is setting down strict rules to protect sensitive crime scene photos and videos from leaking to the general public.sun-sentinel.com
Former BSO Deputy Scot Peterson permitted to visit Parkland school to prepare for trial
A defense motion has passed to allow former Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scot Peterson to visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and staff members were killed in February 2018 under his watch, his attorney confirmed to Local 10 News on Friday.
Scot Peterson says he responded as best he could based on initial info he had in Parkland shooting
An attorney for former Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scot Peterson says former Sheriff Scott Israel’s statements during a recent deposition prove that Peterson didn’t know where the gunman was during the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, and that him taking a “tactical position of cover” was consistent with the belief that there could have been a sniper in the area targeting the building.
Judge: School officer who hid during shooting facing charges
The former school resource officer accused of hiding during a South Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead will have to convince a jury that he wasn't criminally negligent, a judge ruled Thursday. Broward Circuit Judge Martin Fein declined to dismiss the child negligence charges against former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson, the Sun Sentinel reported. Peterson, 58, had worked as a school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.news.yahoo.com
Former Parkland deputy: 'I did the best I could"
The former school resource officer accused of hiding during a South Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead said after a hearing Wednesday that he never would have sat idle if he had known people were being killed. Former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson, 58, appeared in court, where his attorney argued to dismiss child negligence charges against him, the Sun Sentinel reported. After the hearing, Peterson lost his composure and fought back tears as he described how his life has changed after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.news.yahoo.com
Ex-school cop Scot Peterson emotional after hearing on Parkland shooting
“I’ll never forget the day,” Scot Peterson said of the Feb. 14, 2018 Parkland mass shooting. “Not only kids died. I had friends that died. Never for a second would I sit there and allow anyone to die knowing that animal was up in the building. Never.”
Turns Out the QAnon Congresswoman Is a Parkland Denier, Too
^ Keep New Times Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. But, as happened in the Sandy Hook shooting, a delusional and sometimes vitriolic group of conspiracy theorists rose up to declare the Parkland shooting a hoax. In the comments, a woman named Stacy called what happened in Parkland "a false flag planned shooting." "Surprising absolutely nobody, a Republican elected official called Parkland a false flag," he wrote. Surprising absolutely nobody, a Republican elected official called Parkland a false flag.miaminewtimes.com
Top 10 stories of 2019 on Local10.com
As 2019 comes to a close, here’s a look back at the 10 most talked-about and impactful South Florida stories of the year, as reported by Local10.com. Ron DeSantis said outside the Broward Sheriff's Office, Jan. 11, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, citing “neglect of duty and incompetence,” and appointed former Coral Springs police Sgt. Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz stares into the camera during a hearing in a Broward County courtroom, Dec. 19, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Broward County Judge Elizabeth Scherer and defense attorneys listen as prosecutor Nicole Chiappone explains the state's position on the start of Nikolas Cruz's murder trial, Dec. 19, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Scot Peterson files motion to have charges stemming from Parkland shooting dropped
Disgraced former Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Scot Peterson listens to his lawyer while looking at the judge during a hearing, June 6, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. PARKLAND, Fla. - Former Broward Sheriff's Office school resource Deputy Scot Peterson has filed a court motion, saying that he cannot be held responsible for the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last February. Peterson's lawyers filed a motion on Tuesday, asking the court to dismiss the criminal charges filed against him. This comes after the Florida Senate ruled last week that the suspension of former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel would be upheld. Ron DeSantis over the then-sheriff's handling of the Parkland school shooting, as well as the mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Scot Peterson files petition to have charges dropped
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school resource officer Scot Peterson has filed a new motion, trying to get the charges against him dropped. It's no secret that Peterson feels he never should have been arrested for his inaction on the day of the Parkland school mass shooting. Now he's petitioning the court to drop the child neglect, perjury and culpable negligence charges filed against him. This happening as a progress report on safety and security in Broward County schools is made public. Brian Katz, the district's security chief, said school hardening procedures are well on track.
Former Stoneman Douglas school resource officer Scot Peterson files petition to have charges dropped
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school resource officer Scot Peterson has filed a new motion, trying to get the charges against him dropped. It's no secret that Peterson feels he never should have been arrested for his inaction on the day of the Parkland school mass shooting. Now he's petitioning the court to drop the child neglect, perjury and culpable negligence charges filed against him. This happening as a progress report on safety and security in Broward County schools is made public. Brian Katz, the district's security chief, says school hardening procedures are well on track.
Scot Peterson pleads not guilty to felony charges related to Parkland school shooting
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The attorney for former school resource Deputy Scot Peterson submitted a written plea of not guilty Monday on behalf of his client following charges filed against Peterson more than a year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Peterson, who was employed by the Broward Sheriff's Office at the time, was arraigned Monday morning, but before the arraignment, his attorneys submitted a 64-page motion to get all his charges dropped. Peterson is facing felony charges for not entering the high school building while Cruz was inside. School surveillance video showed Peterson positioned outside the school while the shooting was going on, and never entering the building. Officials said Peterson was in a position to confront the gunman, and he willfully decided not to do so.
Former MSD school resource deputy pleads not guilty to felony charges
The attorney for former school resource Deputy Scot Peterson submitted a written plea of not guilty Monday on behalf of his client following charges filed against Peterson more than a year after the... Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Attorney: Deputy had no obligation to confront school gunman
Scot Peterson, a former school resource deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is charged with seven counts of child neglect, three counts of culpable negligence and one count of perjury. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Attorneys for a former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy want a judge to dismiss felony charges stemming from his failure to enter a school building while a gunman carried out a massacre. Attorney Joseph DiRuzzo III wrote in filings filed last week that while Peterson was the deputy assigned to the school, he was not the students' legal caregiver. He also wrote the Broward Sheriff's Office's policy for confronting active shooters said deputies "may" enter a building, not "shall." This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Israel 'confident' he'll win re-election as Broward County sheriff
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he expects to win re-election next year. "He made this decision in March, one month after Stoneman Douglas, before he read any report, while a sitting Republican governor (Rick Scott) never chose to do anything." Israel said Peterson was hired by the Broward Sheriff's Office in 1992 -- well before Israel became sheriff. Israel also felt it was important to mention the recommendations made by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Commission. Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony speaks during an appearance on "This Week in South Florida" in May.
Cops still live at Broward schools, and they may not be much help
Scot Peterson, the disgraced school resource officer at Stoneman Douglas who failed to confront the killer, was an officer who lived on the campus of Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek for years before moving to Boynton Beach. He was one of several officers who helped persuade the School Board in 2015 to keep the program. At that meeting, he boasted of scaring off trespassers and potential vandals at the Atlantic Tech campus.sun-sentinel.com
2 officers fired for neglect of duty in Parkland shooting response
(CNN) - Two Broward County Sheriff deputies who responded to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were terminated for neglect of duty, Sheriff Gregory Tony said on Wednesday. The terminations of deputies Edward Eason and Joshua Stambaugh came as a result of an internal affairs investigation into the police response to the February 2018 shooting in Parkland, Florida. Of those seven, four have been terminated, including school resource officer Scot Peterson, who is facing criminal charges. He was accused of neglect of duty and failure to meet Sheriff's Office standards, the report says, and was terminated after the committee found him culpable. Peterson has faced sharp criticism for not going into the school building to confront the shooter when he heard gunshots.
Sheriff fires 2 more deputies after IA investigation into Parkland school shooting
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony has fired two more deputies who were the subjects of an internal affairs investigation into the Parkland school shooting. The sheriff said deputies Edward Eason and Josh Stanbaugh, along with former school resource Deputy Scot Peterson and Sgt. He said no disciplinary action was taken against three other deputies who had been under investigation. Seventeen people were killed and seventeen others were wounded in the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Manny Oliver, who lost his son, Joaquin, in last years shooting, praised the discipline, but believes the sheriff can take things a step further.
Two more Florida deputies fired for inaction in Parkland massacre
(Reuters) - A Florida sheriff has fired two more deputies, alleging that they failed to take action to stop the 2018 massacre of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. The deputies, Edward Eason and Josh Stambaugh, were terminated for neglecting their duty during the Feb. 14, 2018 shootings, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said on Wednesday. In addition to the fatalities, 17 people were wounded in the assault in Parkland, Florida. Two Broward County deputies, Scot Peterson and Brian Miller, were previously accused of neglecting their duty during the shootings. No disciplinary action will be taken against the remaining three deputies, Tony said.feeds.reuters.com
2 more deputies fired for inaction after school shooting
Two additional deputies have been fired as a result of an internal affairs investigation into the response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that killed 17 people, the Broward County sheriff said Wednesday. At a brief news conference, Sheriff Gregory Tony said deputies Edward Eason and Josh Stambaugh were fired Tuesday for their inaction following the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting. A state investigative commission found that Stambaugh was working an off-duty shift at a nearby school when he responded to reports of shots fired at the school. Two other deputies were fired earlier this month for neglect of duty. The sheriff said no action was taken on three other deputies who were involved in the investigation.chicagotribune.com