Florida deputy who did not confront school shooter gets pension


Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson now receives over eight thousand dollars a month in pension despite his failure to act during February's tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Peterson, a 33-year law enforcement veteran, was the resource deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14 when 17 people were killed by gunfire.

Peterson defended his actions and said he followed his training.

Peterson, the Sun-Sentinel reported, has received a monthly state pension of $8,702.35 since April.

Scot Peterson, the disgraced ex-cop who allegedly stood by as the crazed Parkland school shooter gunned down 17 people, is living large.

Shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has been jailed since the shooting.

Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter, Jaime, tweeted that Peterson's pension "infuriates" him in "ways people can not comprehend". His lawyer said in a statement at the time that "the allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue".

Pension payments are based on the 32 years he worked and the average of his five highest-paid fiscal years.

"I'm not interested in any money".

Assistant managing editor of the Sun-Sentinel David Schutz pointed out that the 55-year-old will receive $104,482 per year from his pension, which equals $2.1 million over 20 years.

This week, Ryan Petty, whose daughter Alaina was killed in the massacre, announced his candidacy for the school's board.