The nation has been mourning the loss of 17 innocent lives since the recent Florida shooting took place. In that time, stories of heroism have emerged. Specifically, stories about multiple teachers who gave their lives to save their students have made national headlines.
Sadly, the Broward Sheriff just made a horrible announcement. After an investigation was conducting, the sheriff said they discovered something that made him sick to his stomach.
According to the sheriff, a video shows the school resource officer was on campus at the time when the shooting occurred. However, the deputy officer apparently took cover outside and did not go into the building, even though he was armed.
"However, Israel said video showed the deputy arriving at the west side of the building where the shooting took place. Peterson then took up a position but 'never went in.' The sheriff said the revelation made him 'devastated, sick to my stomach,'" according to news reports.
Media and other personal then asked the sheriff what he believes the resource officer should have done. He made a very short and somber statement.
"When asked what the deputy should have done, Israel replied, 'Went in. Address the killer. Kill the killer.'"
As the investigation continues into the shooting, those closest to the fact seem to be stunned by the findings. Even one student spoke out about the deputy, who has since resigned from his post.
“I’m in shock that he hid outside because we saw people like Feis, who risked his life, and Hixon, who risked his life, and they don’t even have guns,” said Jenna Korsten, a student mourning at Stoneman Douglas High School. “If he’s the one with a gun, he should be the one out there with the gun trying to protect the kids. Why was he hiding outside? It just makes no sense to me whatsoever. I mean it just doesn’t make sense to me at all.”
Let us know your thoughts about this tragic new development. Also, be sure to read our viral article about the final social media post Billy Graham made just hours before his death.