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Former BSO Deputy Scot Peterson arrested on charges of neglect of a child, culpable negligence, and perjury


Former BSO Deputy Scot Peterson arrested

FDLE commissioner says ex-Parkland school deputy's 'inaction cost lives'

By Peter Burke - Local10.com 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Disgraced former Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Scot Peterson has been arrested for his failure to act during the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead and 17 others wounded.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Peterson, 56, faces seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one count of perjury.

Tuesday's arrest comes after a 14-month investigation by the FDLE.

Peterson resigned after being suspended by now-suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel shortly after the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen said Peterson "did absolutely nothing to mitigate the MSD shooting that killed 17 children, teachers and staff and injured 17 others."

"There can be no excuse for his complete inaction and no question that his inaction cost lives," Swearingen said.

Read more: https://www.local10.com/news/parkland-school-shooting/former-bso-deputy-scot-peterson-arrested