(National Sentinel) Speaking Out: On Sunday, Parkland, Fla., high school shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv suggested that anyone seeking to place blame for the incident ought to look no further than the “cowards of Broward County” rather than guns.
Kashuv, who has been speaking out on behalf of gun ownership and finding solutions other than gun bans to bolster school security, was referencing the Broward County Sheriff’s office.
A deputy arrived on the scene of the shooting about 90 seconds after the attack began but waited outside while the alleged gunman, Nikolas Cruz, spent nearly five more minutes inside killing students and staff.
The deputy, school resource officer Scot Peterson, can allegedly be seen on surveillance video arriving at building 12, where the shootings were taking place, but remained outside as gunfire continued inside.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel called out Peterson for his refusal to go inside the building and confront the shooter.
Peterson resigned from the sheriff’s office after the incident rather than face suspension.
However, Israel has been criticized as well as a number of other deputies who arrived on the scene but took up positions outside rather than enter the school building, as department protocol states.
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