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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The former school resource officer criticized for his response to the Parkland school massacre is receiving more than $8,700 a month in state pension, Florida Department of Management Services spokeswoman Nina Ashley said Wednesday.

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Senior Brandon Huff claimed he saw Peterson standing outside behind a stairwell wall, gun drawn "just pointing it at the building" as shots erupted from inside the school.

"He's wearing a bulletproof vest ... while school security guards, coaches pretty much, were running in shielding kids," he said.

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I doubt anybody calling him a coward would have rushed into that building.

Having fired many hand guns as well as a few ARs, you can bet your ass I wouldn't engage somebody with an AR.

Oh and only high grade body armor (hopefully somebody more knowledgeable can chime in) can stop a rifle bullet.

Think steel or ceramic plate level armor.

So his wearing one may not be a relevant fact whatsoever.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-16 09:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

That's a generous pension. I wouldn't work either.

#2 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-05-16 09:53 PM | Reply

Gotta agree with JPW about that. Trump is the won who echoed the cowardice meme.... sure would like to see OrangeMan run into that building with a handgun.

Nearly 9K a month for a former deputy is good money, though.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-16 10:04 PM | Reply

About twice as much as the teachers who charged the shooter got paid.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-16 10:09 PM | Reply

Now that armed school resource officers have demonstrated that they won't do their job, why pay them?

#5 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-16 10:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Lots of people tried to save the kids.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-05-16 10:28 PM | Reply

Very generous.

#7 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-05-17 01:42 AM | Reply

Lots of people tried to save the kids.

#6 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

People already in the middle of it.

Is there a confirmed case of someone entering the building during the shooting?

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-17 02:10 AM | Reply

I doubt anybody calling him a coward would have rushed into that building.
#1 | POSTED BY JPW

Which is a decision they made before deciding whether or not to become cops. He has a job that requires him to be braver than average, that's what he got, and continues to get, paid for.
The time came for him to do his job and he didn't.

#9 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-05-17 05:18 AM | Reply

Is there a confirmed case of someone entering the building during the shooting?

#8 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2018-05-17 02:10 AM | FLAG:

It goes against human nature to rush into a shooting.

Trump says he would run in unarmed. Run? The fat ass couldn't walk 100 yards at the G8 summit. He would have to wait for secret service to get the golf cart for him.

#10 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-17 07:40 AM | Reply

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"We teach that the first priority when you come on scene is to stop the killing," said Pete Blair, executive director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University and one of the nation's top experts on active shooter training. "The number one driving force is gunfire. If there's gunfire, we teach the officers to isolate, distract and neutralize. We want people to go directly to the sounds of the gunfire."

www.washingtonpost.com

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-05-17 12:57 PM | Reply

They are paid handsomely to do this job. They are trained to do it. They have agreed to do it, knowing that they may be called on some day to step into the line of danger.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-05-17 12:58 PM | Reply

Is this the Democrat Plantation I keep hearing about?

Sounds like a nice life. Where do I sign up?

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-17 12:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If that's his fair negotiated pension, I don't begrudge him it. But I can't even fathom that kind of money, and I never will. #teacherlife

#14 | Posted by dylanfan at 2018-05-17 05:22 PM | Reply

Oh and only high grade body armor (hopefully somebody more knowledgeable can chime in) can stop a rifle bullet.

#1 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2018-05-16 09:07 PM | FLAG:

It depends on the cartridge and vest.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-05-18 10:04 AM | Reply

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