Officer Who Failed To Enter Building During Parkland Shooting Scene Speaks Out

Julia Nista General Assignment Reporter
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Scot Peterson, the officer who failed to enter Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., during a school shooting spoke out about his judgment and failure to act Monday.


In an interview on NBC’s “Today,” Peterson remarked that he is not a perfect person and that he has to live with the consequences of his judgment.

As to bearing the responsibility of missing an important moment during the Parkland shooting, Pe

terson said, “I live with that. How could I not?”

He blamed his failure to act on being human. “In a perfect world, I would have said, ‘Oh yeah, I know there was a shooter in there, let me go to the third floor, find this person.”

He continued, “Knowing what I know today, I would’ve been in that building in a heartbeat.”

Peterson was forced to resign for his poor judgment and inaction during the school shooting.

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