According to the New York Post, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said that Peterson was armed, in uniform and “clearly” knew what was taking place inside of the school, but did “nothing” to intervene.
Israel said that security footage showed Peterson “arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position and he never went in.”
Israel continued to say that Peterson should have “went in, and address the killer.”
“After seeing video, witness statements and Scot Peterson’s very own statement, I decided this morning to suspend Scot Peterson without pay, pending an internal investigation,” said Israel.
Following the suspension, Peterson chose to resign from his position.
Footage will likely not be released unless it is subpoenaed as part of the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz.