Florida Deputy Charged for Inaction during Parkland Shooting

Scot Peterson faces charges that carry a combined potential prison sentence of nearly 100 years.

  • Published 4 June 2019

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MIAMI (AP) — The former Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year’s Parkland school massacre was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his actions, prosecutors announced. Broward State Attorney Mike Satz said in a statement that 56-year-old Scot Peterson faces child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury charges that carry a combined potential prison sentence of nearly 100 years. Peterson, then a Broward deputy, was on duty as the school… Read at AP News