Kirsters Baish| There have been far too many school shootings in our country’s history, and President Donald Trump is working to prevent more mass shootings in the future by explaining that security in schools is extremely important for the safety of the students and faculty. President Trump believes that security will prevent school shootings. There is one interesting fact that it doesn’t seem like liberals or conservatives are looking at. There was an armed security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the time that that Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people. This left us all with a big question… where was that security guard when the shooting began, and why didn’t he respond to the shooting at all?
We finally have some answers, but unfortunately, they are not good answers.
Scott Israel, the Broward County Sheriff, stated that the school resource officer (who was armed) that was assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on the day that Cruz carried out the brutal act, “never went in” to stop the shooter that day.
Deputy Scott Peterson was suspected without pay by the Sheriff’s office. He then decided to resign.
Sheriff Israel was hounded by the media as to what he thought Peterson should do. He explained that Peterson had failed his duty by waiting outside the school for four to six minutes while Cruz was inside killing people.
American News Central reported:
Israel said he made the decision to suspend the officer after reviewing video surveillance and interviewing witnesses, including the deputy himself. The sheriff says Peterson responded to the building where the shooting took place, took up a position outside a door and never went in.
#BREAKING Armed deputy at Stoneman Douglas "never went in." Sheriff Israel says deputy Scott Peterson has since resigned after being suspended without pay. https://t.co/8GHf1UCr8G pic.twitter.com/OieCy18Ank
— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) February 22, 2018
The entire reason he was there was to “address the killer.” Why would he have hesitated to do his job?
The thing is, Coach Aaron Feis know how to use a firearm, but he wasn’t armed. Feis lost his life. He had provided security for the school previously. Feis died a hero as he threw his body infant of students in order to shield them, giving up his own life for theirs simply because he had no weapon to defend them.
If Aaron Feis had been armed he might be alive today, and so might the other victims of Nikolas Cruz.
There were so many people who failed to act or could not act because they didn’t have the means to. We are left with so many questions, but the big one is, could this have all been stopped?