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Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel declined to answer when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked him if four deputies were ordered to stand down during the Parkland school shooting.
It was reported this week that not only did school resource officer Scot Peterson not enter the school when he knew the shooting was happening, but three other sheriff’s deputies also waited behind their vehicles while the shooter killed 17 people inside the school.
Tapper first asked Israel if it was “policy” for the Broward County Sheriff’s department to “set up a perimeter” before going into the school to stop the shooter. Israel had said in an interview after the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting that he learned it was important for officers to set up a “staging area” before entering the premises, but he denied that such strategy applied to the Parkland school shooting.
“Jake, you’re completely talking apples and oranges,” Israel said. “When we have a horrific incident of any magnitude and the incident is over and people are arriving to help and we know we have 5, 10, 12 hours of work to do, we have our police officers, fire fighters, deputies go to staging areas.”
Can you believe this – a stand down order was given before the shooter was apprehended so they could set up their staging areas? If that is the case, the whole sheriff’s department needs to be wiped clean and retrained. Sounds like a bunch of wet noodles – especially, when the main deputy for the school whose job was to protect the children never tried to help them because he wanted to be able to go home to his family rather than being killed. Surely I heard that wrong.
If that is the case – then he was in the wrong job. My question is, how many children could have been saved if the four deputies would have entered the shooter’s area and stopped him – rather than wait till it was over and then count the carnage?
These four and whoever said to “stand down” should be charged with dereliction of duty and charged with some kind of murder charge and fined heavily.
According to the instructor who trained these people told the public – they are trained to enter the shooter’s area and take him down.
THAT IS THEIR JOB AND THEY SWEAR TO DO IT!