Tag: Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

Harvard’s False Path to Wisdom

Over the past year and a half, the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., have handled themselves with a fervor and commitment that has, most of the time, inspired the nation. One of those students was Kyle Kashuv. Despite the trauma of the shootings and a busy impromptu career as a […]

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Harvard Rescinds Admission for Parkland Student Over ‘Offensive’ Comments

MIAMI — A recent graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., who became a gun rights activist in the wake of the deadly shooting that killed 17 people last year, said on Monday that Harvard College rescinded its admission offer over racist and offensive remarks he made as a 16-year-old student. The […]

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Scot Peterson Is Released on Bond. Here’s How He’s Explained His Actions During the Parkland Shooting.

The former sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson has been ridiculed as the “Coward of Broward” for staying outside while a gunman killed 17 students, teachers and staff members, and wounded 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. This week, the choices he made on that day in February 2018 led the police […]

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Police Officers Are Trained to Confront Suspects. But What if They Are Afraid?

When Lt. Craig Cardinale got to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a mass shooting was unfolding last year, he found Deputy Scot Peterson pacing outside, repeating, “Oh, my God. Oh, my God.” The deputy, who was assigned to the school, was behaving in ways typically associated with fear or panic, the lieutenant told investigators. […]

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Scot Peterson Faces Court on Parkland School Shooting Neglect Charges

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Scot Peterson, the former sheriff’s deputy and school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., made his first court appearance on Wednesday on charges connected with failing to protect students during the mass shooting there on Feb. 14, 2018. He appeared for a bond hearing in magistrates […]

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How Officials Say Scot Peterson Failed During the Parkland Shooting

An investigation found that Scot Peterson, a former sheriff’s deputy who was serving as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, did “absolutely nothing to mitigate” the mass shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. [Read more: The deputy who stayed outside during […]

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What Officials Say Scot Peterson Failed to Do During the Parkland Shooting

An investigation found that Scot Peterson, a former sheriff’s deputy who was serving as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, did “absolutely nothing to mitigate” the mass shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. [Read more: The deputy who stayed outside during […]

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Deputy Who Stayed Outside During Parkland School Shooting Faces Criminal Charges

A former sheriff’s deputy was arrested Tuesday in connection with the controversial law enforcement response to the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., law enforcement officials said. Scot Peterson, a former Broward County Sheriff’s deputy, faces charges of neglect of a child, culpable negligence and perjury as a result […]

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A Lesson of Sandy Hook: ‘Err on the Side of the Victims’

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Scarlett Lewis sees reminders of her son Jesse — who died at age 6 with 19 classmates and six educators in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting — in photographs on her refrigerator door, in portraits she painted of him from memory and now, uncomfortably, in the Newtown Community Center, a soaring […]

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