A Florida school resource deputy who was armed and in position outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting has resigned after it was revealed he did not go inside to intervene during the fatal attack, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday.
Israel said video footage showed Deputy Scott Peterson outside the building, but never going in to help stop the shooting spree, which killed 17 people.
"Sick to my stomach. There are no words,” Israel said of the footage.
The deputy was placed on unpaid leave and he subsequently filed for retirement, according to Israel.
According to the surveillance video, Peterson arrived at the west end of the school's Building 12 and took position in view of the entrance.
"He never went in," Israel said during a press conference.
When asked what Peterson should have done, Israel answered: "Went in. Address the killer. Kill the killer."
(Photo: Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
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