QUESTION: Were the Three Broward County Deputees Outside the School Shooting Given a Stand-Down Order?
Seventeen children and adults were slaughtered in a mass shooting by Nikolas Cruz in a February 14th attack in Parkland, Florida.
Three Broward County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene but were standing outside the school.
On Friday CNN reported that three Broward County Sheriff’s Deputies waited outside the school during the shooting.
This was a stunning development.
When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.
With direction from the Broward deputies who were outside, Coral Springs police soon entered the building where the shooter was. New Broward County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, and two of those deputies and an officer from Sunrise, Florida, joined the Coral Springs police as they went into the building.
Many police officers were surprised to find that not only the armed school resource officer but 3 other Broward County sheriff’s deputies were outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting crisis and hadn’t entered, sources tell CNN https://t.co/NmW076ZQbz pic.twitter.com/QwruFVOyzc
— CNN International (@cnni) February 23, 2018
How likely is it that there were four cowardly deputies all standing outside the school during this madman’s rampage?
How is it that the neighboring police department officers were the first ones to enter the building?
Neighboring police from Coral Springs released an interesting statement the day after the shooting.
Does anyone else find this story incredulous?
Every police officer I know would not hesitate to assist a child in danger.