BSO releases Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School surveillance video

Oscar Cross
March 17, 2018

But the edited 27-minute video that was released Thursday illuminates little. Coral Police officers entered the building when they arrived, and the deputies then joined them.

This video now confirms Peterson did not go into the 1200 building. His actions were enough to warrant an internal affairs investigation, as requested by Sheriff Scott Israel on February 21.

While he was outside the building, Peterson got on his radio and took a position where he could see the western entry, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.

Cruz, 19, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first-degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first-degree.

Deputy Scot Peterson was called a "coward" by President Donald Trump for his actions, who also said the officers who didn't rush into the school "weren't exactly medal of honour winners" and were "frankly disgusting". The Broward County Sheriff's office is not releasing its findings from its internal investigation until the case is closed.

A few days after the shooting, Israel issued a statement announcing Peterson's resignation and condemning the deputy for failing to prevent the shooting.

Peterson's attorney, Joseph DiRuzzo, did not return a call and email Thursday seeking comment.


The angle of the remaining footage shows the two pull up to the southeast corner of Building 12 as what appears to be a group of students - the images are blurred under orders from the judge - seem to be moving about frantically on a lawn.

Deputy Scot Peterson, right, is seen outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

The clips only show the police response outside, not the horror that occurred within.

The video does not show inside the buildings, the gunman or the faces of any students.

For over 30 seconds the only sound louder than the ticking of the clock at Athens High School Wednesday morning were thoughts for the students and teachers who lost their lives in Parkland.

Levenson ruled that the BSO and prosecutors failed to meet the burden of establishing that the recordings were part of an active investigation that would merit an exemption under the state's public records law.

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