Father Of Teen Killed In School Shooting On Deputy Peterson — ‘He Failed My Kid’

Justin Caruso Contributor

Fred Guttenberg, a father of a teenager killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, spoke to CNN Monday about now-resigned Deputy Scot Peterson, saying that “he failed my kid.”

“I’m not in the mood for sympathy.”


“He failed my kid. We’re standing on the grounds of what is now a memorial for 17 people.”

“I don’t know that he could have saved any of the 17, some of the 17. I know he didn’t try. I’m not in the mood for sympathy.” (RELATED: Deputy Who Arrived At Shooting ‘Never Went In’ School)

Peterson did not go into the school during the mass shooting. In a statement released by his lawyer, he said in part, “Allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue.” (RELATED: Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson: I Am Not A ‘Coward’)

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