A Marjory Stoneman Douglas student who survived last week’s school shooting has a message for the armed deputy who waited outside while the deadly incident took place.
Senior Brandon Huff told WVSN that he rushed toward the building where the shooting was taking place when his girlfriend texted him to tell him what was happening.
What he saw when he got there left him seething.
“The school resource officer was behind a stairwell wall, just standing there, and he had his gun drawn and he was pointing it at the building,” Huff recalled, speaking of Deputy Scot Peterson. “And shots started going off inside, you could hear them over and over again.”
“He was pointing his gun at nothing. He was pointing his gun at just the building with kids in it, and he was just talking on the radio and he never did anything for four minutes,” he continued.
Huff said that, if he could, he would tell Peterson that he is “despicable” for waiting outside while 17 people were shot and killed in the school.
“He’s the only one with the gun, he’s wearing a bulletproof vest, and you know, he has all that, school security guards — coaches, pretty much — were shielding kids…and losing their lives while he did nothing,” he said.
“You’re despicable,” Huff concluded. “You didn’t do your job.”