The armed sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday. Photo: EPA

Armed sheriff’s deputy who failed to confront gunman at Florida high school shooting resigns

Scot Peterson was the only law enforcement present when the rampage started at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

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The armed sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday. Photo: EPA
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