Douglas school cop who 'never went in' after shooting has resigned

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Israel said in addition to having law enforcement better armed, there needs to be a three-pronged approach to addressing school safety.

The practice was implemented Wednesday morning.

Scott Peterson, who was the last line of defense at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas resigned after video surfaced of him outside the school February 14 when all hell was breaking loose inside, said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. "There should be no school that shouldn't have at least one", Israel said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

A deputy responded and made contact with the caller, who wished to remain anonymous, and it was determined the Cruz had knives and a BB gun.

Peterson was armed and on campus during the shooting Israel said.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Wednesday, "Schools as soft targets need to be fortified".

The schools' leader was also complimentary of students who have become gun control advocates since the shooting that claimed the lives of 17 of their colleagues and teachers. The shooting lasted about six minutes, he said.

He also said the sheriff's office was reviewing whether the first officers on the scene rushed into the school, as they are trained to do when an active shooter is on the rampage. It wasn't known which school was the subject of the reported threat.

Israel said two other officers have been placed on a restricted assignment pending an internal investigation relating the school shooting. "We have more guns in this society than we have people", he said. They pressured Israel to act.

The sheriff said those details are still being investigated.

"It is a rare and truly gifted person, a real-life superhero, who can make such a selfless split-second decision to stand against the odds and help his friends", Malpass wrote in an open letter to Borges. "I think it is a awful idea", Nelson said, calling for an assault weapons ban instead.



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