When Coral Springs police officers arrived at the scene of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentines Day, they were "stunned and upset" to learn that four Broward County Sheriff's Deputies were stationed outside of the school, and had not yet entered to face the active shooter, according to CNN.
As the details emerge, it appears that the Coral Springs Police department put their lives on the line while Broward County officers waited for backup, which many critics are saying is a dereliction of duty.
The four Broward Sheriff's deputies, including fired High School Resource Officer Scot Peterson, had their pistols drawn from behind the safety of their vehicles, and "not one of them had gone into the school," according Coral Springs police.
The Coral Springs officers, meanwhile, entered the building soon after they arrived on scene to confront the shooter, while the four Broward County Sheriff's deputies remained outside until two more officers arrived on scene along with an officer from neighboring Sunrise city.
According to the Coral Springs Chief of Police, Anthony Pustizzi, roughly 40 of the 130 officers rushed into the building after the initial officers responded, where they carried victims out to medics.
Two days after the shooting, Putstizzi sent out an email to his officers which reads "I understand that another agency has given the impression that it had provided the majority of the rescue efforts, and that the tremendous work of the Coral Springs Police and Fire Departments has not been recognized. Please know that this issue will be addressed, and the truth will come out in time."
At the other end of the accusation is Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. He gave a press conference yesterday in which he condemned (scapegoated) the fired resource officer, Scot Peterson, who was caught on camera waiting outside the high school.
Speaking at a press conference, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said the on duty officer at Stoneman "never went in." Israel said he was "devastated" after watching the video showing the deputy taking a position outside the Western side of Building 12 while shots rang out, "and he never went in" despite having a clear view of the entrance.
Speaking at CPAC, President Trump called the sheriff's deputy a "coward" for not going in and facing the active shooter.
Perhaps the officers didn't go inside because they where ordered to stand down. Sheriff Israel has ties to the Clinton criminal cabal, and has shown a tendency to be corrupted, blatantly disregarding tax payers money by wasting it on excessive sports cars. In the video below, a teacher describes the gunman in "full metal garb", which would be difficult to change in and out of quickly. Yet, student witnesses have described seeing the alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz, with out the armor, while the shooting was occuring.