Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson: I Am Not A ‘Coward’

Deputy Scot Peterson said in a statement released through his lawyer that he is not a “coward” and acted appropriately during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Deputy Peterson has been criticized for choosing to wait outside with his gun drawn while the shooter inside the school killed 17 people and injured dozens more. According to one student witness, Peterson “was pointing his gun at just the building with kids in it, and he was just talking on the radio and he never did anything for four minutes.”