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Trump suggests that officer who failed to act in Florida school shooting was a ‘coward'

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Friday that the Florida sheriff's deputy who failed to intervene in last week's school shooting may have been a “coward,” a strong rebuke from a president toward a local law officer. “He trained his whole life,” Trump told reporters at the White House, referring to Scot Peterson, who resigned after Broward County authorities determined he'd stood outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for four minutes during the shooting that left 17 people dead.
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Students who survived the Florida shooting say the deputy who failed to confront the gunman was 'an absolute coward'

Students who survived the Florida shooting say the deputy who failed to confront the gunman was 'an absolute coward'

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Some students are furious after an armed officer stationed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School failed to intervene in last week's mass shooting.
The officer, Scot Peterson, resigned on Thursday. The Broward County Sheriff said he did "nothing" while the massacre took place.
Some called Peterson an "absolute coward" and said they were angry, while other students expressed empathy.
Some of the students who survived last week's mass shooting in Florida say they're furious at the armed school resource officer who stayed outside during the massacre and never confronted the gunman.
"He's...
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Fla. School Officer Never Went Inside To Confront Gunman, Sheriff Says

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday.
The Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a gunman armed with an AR-15 style assault rifle has reignited national debate over gun laws and school safety, including proposals by President Donald Trump and others to designate more people - including trained teachers - to carry arms on school grounds. Gun-control advocates, meanwhile, have redoubled...
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Trump: Florida deputy who failed to intervene in shooting lacked 'courage'

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President Donald Trump said Friday the armed sheriff's deputy who sought cover instead of charging into a building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during last week's deadly shooting lacked the "courage" to respond properly. Trump bemoaned the inaction from Broward Country deputy Scot Peterson, who resigned Thursday after surveillance footage revealed he did not intervene in the shooting despite being the only armed official on hand as it began. "He's trained his whole life... but when it came time to get in there and do something he didn't have the courage, or something happened...
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Trump slams 'coward' Florida deputy who 'didn't have the courage' to confront school shooter

Trump slams 'coward' Florida deputy who 'didn't have the courage' to confront school shooter

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President Donald Trump on Friday said the Florida deputy who didn't confront a gunman during a mass shooting last week "certainly did a poor job."
The deputy, Scot Peterson, resigned on Thursday after an investigation revealed he had stood outside the building while the massacre took place and didn't enter.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Peterson should have "addressed the killer - killed the killer."
President Donald Trump on Friday criticized the Florida deputy who resigned the previous day after an investigation revealed he never confronted the shooter who gunned down 17...
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