Sheriff: Deputy Never Entered School in Shooting

Sheriff: Deputy Never Entered School in Shooting

A week after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, the local sheriff announced that he has ordered deputies armed with rifles to start patrolling schools in the area.

Peterson held several jobs, including working as a security guard and stock clerk, before he was hired as a sheriff's deputy in 1985, according to his personnel records. When the shooting began the deputy was inside the school handling a matter with a female student.

The proposal to put guns in schools closely mirrors arguments pushed by the National Rifle Association, which staunchly opposes all gun control efforts.

What did the officer do?

Israel said that Peterson was in an office dealing with a school-related issue when the first shots were fired on February 14 and that he got on his radio and then moved toward the outside of the building where the shooting was taking place.

When asked what Peterson should have done, Israel said the deputy should have "went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer".

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Asked what the deputy should have done, Mr Israel said he should have "went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer".

CNN was attempting to reach Peterson for comment.

Israel made the decision to suspend Peterson - who was armed and in uniform at the time of the shooting - after interviewing the deputy and reviewing footage and witness statements, he said.

Media captionSeven things the NRA blames after Florida Why was he there? It wasn't known which school was the subject of the reported threat.

Trump has frequently suggested in response to mass shootings that more law-abiding people with firearms could help stop a shooter and the head of the NRA has repeatedly suggested the same. "We need to look at how many school resource deputies are being employed at each school". They hate the second amendment.

Gun locks and lockers will also be arranged. "We give them a little bit of a bonus".

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Galvano insisted the idea is not the same as arming teachers.

"Anyone who wants guns in schools has no understanding of what goes on inside them - or worse, doesn't care", she said.

"And I walked out of that school... and as Elie Wiesel said, talking about the Holocaust, I said two words to myself".

"You know how I found out they were in the gallery?"

"We're going to be very strong on background checks, we're doing very strong background checks, very strong emphasis on the mental health".

"Anyone adjudicated as mentally incompetent or unsafe to society should be prevented from getting a gun", said Mr Trump.

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