"Shocked And Outraged": Four Broward Deputies Waited Outside School As Children Were Massacred

Coral Springs police officers were "stunned and upset" to learn that four Broward County Sheriff's Deputies were stationed outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and had not entered to face an active shooter, sources with the Coral Springs, FL police department told CNN.

Coral Springs Police Chief Tony Pustizzi

As the details behind the Police response to the Valentines Day massacre emerge, it appears that the Coral Springs Police department - which sent 130 officers to the scene - put their lives on the line while Broward County officers simply waited for backup as the scene unfolded, in what some Coral Springs officials perceived to be a derilection of duty. 

Some Coral Springs police were stunned and upset that the four original Broward County Sheriff's deputies who were first on the scene did not appear to join them as they entered the school, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. It's unclear whether the shooter was still in the building when they arrived.

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 to shocked 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.  

What these Coral Springs officers observed -- though not their feelings about it -- will be released in a report, likely next week. Sources cautioned that tapes are currently being reviewed and official accounts could ultimately differ from recollections of officers on the scene.

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 23 victims were carried out to medics, 20 of whom survived. 

Two days after the shooting, Putstizzi sent an internal email to his officers obtained by CNN 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."

The resentment among Coral Springs officials toward Broward County officials about what they perceived to be a dereliction of duty may have reached a boiling point at a vigil the night of February 15, where, in front of dozens of others, Coral Springs City Manager Mike Goodrum confronted Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

Meanwhile, the Coral Springs Sheriff has publicly commented on the shooting. "I've been a police officer for 30 years," Pustizzi said at a press conference. "You know, humans aren't meant to see this kind of tragedy, but the officers that went in there, the dispatchers that heard it, the firemen that treated the people -- you know, there's obviously a lot of support that needs to be given to them, as well."

"I'm thinking, you know, this is a real one. You train for this day. You hope it never happens, but you only have one way and that's straight in, and you hope that a bullet doesn't find you, as well, but that's a possibility," said Pustizzi. 


Meanwhile, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel gave a heartfelt press conference yesterday in which he condemned the one fired resource officer caught on camera waiting outside the high school, Scot Peterson. 

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.

"I think he remained outside upwards of four minutes," Israel said.

"What I saw was a deputy arrive ... take up a position and he never went in," Israel said adding Peterson should have "went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer." Peterson was suspended without pay, after which he resigned.

County Superintendent Robert Runcie said, "I'm in shock and I'm outraged to no end that he could have made a difference in all this. It's really disturbing that we had a law enforcement individual there specifically for this reason, and he did not engage. He did not do his job. It's one of the most unbelievable things I've ever heard."

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Speaking at CPAC, President Trump called the sheriff's deputy a "coward" for not going in and facing the active shooter. 

"But he certainly did a poor job. There's no question about that. He was there for five minutes, for five minutes. That was during the entire shooting. He heard it right from the beginning. So he certainly did a poor job. But that's a case where somebody was outside, they're trained, they didn't act properly or under pressure or they were a coward. It was a real shock to the police department."

Meanwhile, Sheriff Israel also went on a CNN town hall and blamed the NRA for promoting firearms...

... even though just a few months earlier, the same sheriff said that "if you have a lone wolf assassin that's committed to commit great carnage and killing people, there's nothing you can do about it." Watch 1 minute into the clip below



IridiumRebel InjectTheVenom Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:37 Permalink






edit: For the record, I am not a super conspiracy theory type, but to have all of these officers stand outside and listen to children dying, the FBI receiving calls, online content ubiquitously showing that Cruz was a danger and finally the numerous calls about this demon to the Broward Cowards and NOTHING was done? FUCKING HORSESHIT. 


I am a Middle School Teacher. Arm Me. I will train and you better believe that I will engage and eliminate anyone who comes after my students with EXTREME PREJUDICE. It'll be a fuckin' closed casket funeral if I don't get the chance to burn the fuck in a bloody mess on the school hall floor. 

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Mr. Bones lloll Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:45 Permalink


"Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005), is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled, 7–2, that a town and its police department could not be sued under 42 U.S.C. §1983 for failing to enforce a restraining order, which had led to the murder of a woman's three children by her estranged husband."

According to the Supreme Court of the United States, the 'law enforcement officers' who did nothing, did nothing wrong. Shame they have to be punished in order to push gun control and a narrative that the police who are usually not there will be in the future.

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monkey-EGO remain calm Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:51 Permalink



Most sheriffs departments are filled with political appointees.

Political appointees are looking to collect a paycheck, health benefits, and lots of holidays.  They are not interested in hard work.  For the most part, they are life's flunkies, sort of like some teachers, who teach, rather than do.  

Not only will a political appointee not risk their life, they would think long and hard about risking a scuff on their shoes or uniform.

When you think about sheriffs departments, you should be thinking law enforcement lite.  Bailiffs, county jail guards, process servers, forest preserve police, county investigators, and the like, all fall into the same category as law enforcement lite.  

They're clerks, not cops!  Certainly never, ever heroes.

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Bone-Machine monkey-EGO Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:15 Permalink

Israel: "Where am I going to run.  Where can I hide"


His suggestion to everyone when they go to the store to buy a gallon of milk.  His officers certainly followed his instruction.  What a bunch of loser, political hacks.  I despise politicians.  I voted once.  Against Nixon.  


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Bone-Machine secretargentman Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:13 Permalink

Most people are cowards.  Fight or flight.

When faced with lethal danger, most choose flight.  Flight can also be defined as cowering in a corner with their arms wrapped around them.

The sheriffs are political hacks with fake machismo.  One look at Israel tells me he should have chosen acting instead of law enforcement.  He represents as an ordinary political flunky.

On the other hand, police forces are usually aggressive, and lately, way beyond the pale.  

Category three are the bone machines.  Use your imagination...

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house biscuit Bigly Sat, 02/24/2018 - 04:16 Permalink

Notice to ZHedgers

Look at the comments section for this article, especially the ones near the top with plenty of robo-upvotes

Any entity not specifically & solely calling Parkland out as a hoax/Black Op are planted shills

Anyone looking to frame this as cops not doing their job- & nothing more- is a planted shill

The falseness of Parkland is so obvious it most likely reflects one arm of the US gov't sabotaging the Black Ops of another arm

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Ex-Oligarch Barney Fife Sat, 02/24/2018 - 09:01 Permalink

"... you can rip the cops and call it a false flag at the same time."


Indeed, the inaction of the sheriff's deputies, in contrast to the immediate intervention of the late-arriving local police, is part of the evidence suggesting a false flag. 

I haven't yet formed an opinion as to whether it was or not, but the odd behavior of the sheriffs cries out for explanation.  And then, there's that photo making the rounds of Scott Israel and Hillary Clinton. 

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Ms No Ex-Oligarch Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:56 Permalink

This Jew looks like bad news.

Born in New York, Israel is the son of a New York homicide detective. He began his career as a patrol officer for the Fort Lauderdale police department in 1979, later working narcotics in the 1980s and 1990s, when crime was rampant. Israel has been the subject of 10 internal affairs complaints, mainly for excessive force, although he was cleared in all of them. He served a stint as a SWAT commander and was North Bay Village chief of police from 2004 to 2008, but left to run for sheriff in 2008 and 2012. Israel eventually won in 2012, and easily won re-election in 2016.

Israel has historically been vocal concerning gun violence, opposing open-carry legislation and one law that would allow concealed weapons on campuses. He began implementing body cameras for his deputies in 2016....This isn’t the first time Israel’s agency has encountered trouble over its response to a mass shooting. Months after the Greater Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport shooting, a 2017 Sun-Sentinel investigation revealed that Israel’s Broward Sheriff’s Office failed to “seize control and set up an effective command system” at the airport. BSO “erred from the very beginning in controlling the shooting scene in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2, where five people died and six others were wounded.”

After much speculation over the sheriff’s religious affiliations, Israel told the Sun-Sentinel in 2016 that he is Jewish and “attends the Parkland Chabad from time to time.” Israel leaned heavily on his faith during the 2016 campaign, saying this in one campaign ad flier: “My late father Sonny Israel fought in the Korean War and became a police officer because he believed in the call from the Talmud.” This came after multiple public speeches from Israel laced with Scriptural references, comments about “church pews” and his reluctance to discuss his spiritual beliefs.



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Ms No Ms No Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:10 Permalink

What the hell was Oliver Stone doing involved in this guys election?

One year later, Stone switched sides, helping Israel defeat Lamberti in the 2012 sheriff’s race. Since then, Israel “added to BSO’s payroll Stone's book-writing partner, Stone's book publicist and Stone's long-time executive assistant,” and even had “Stone's stepson transferred to detective.”

Oops my bad.  Wrong stone.  Still weird though.

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Hammer of Light Ms No Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:42 Permalink

Sheriff Israel is involved in this op I can feel it. He's an operative working in the state of Florida to undermine Florida and to assist in getting Florida's guns. FUCK YOU ISRAEL - YOU ARE CAUGHT ~

Q Anon Posting This Afternoon 2/23/2018 – Do You Believe in Coincidences?




Super interesting pic on this page with Sheriff Israel and Hillary - EXTREMELY RECENT PHOTO OF SHITLARY AND THAT INSIDE OPS SHERIFF ISRAEL ~

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UmbilicalMosqu… Bone-Machine Sat, 02/24/2018 - 06:50 Permalink

  It is easy to call others cowards without proper justification. Were you ever in a combat situation, either as a civilian or military person?

  Any Martial Arts expert will tell you that if you have the opportunity to avoid a confrontation or fight, do so. If you absolutely have no choice but to fight, then unleash all hell towards your opponent. Even lions are smart enough to avoid an adversary that may injure them, unless they are cornered or starving to death.

  However, true professionals, or real warriors who are properly trained in combat tactics, and whose job it (supposedly) is to press the attack and protect their comrades or others, will ALWAYS follow their training.

  The actions and results here tend to prove that these "LEOs" apparently were intentionally given an order to STAND DOWN...or were NOT trained...or WERE absolute cowards! The truth will out!

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Prosource monkey-EGO Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:01 Permalink

Hey, wait just one minute.

Paul Blart is my hero, man.

These guys may have been waiting on Segways or the robot dog.  Or the Scha-WAT? Team.  Standard operating procedure.  They needed a few armored personnel carriers to arrive first; then they could have CS-gassed the whole school looking for the perp - WACO/gangnam style.

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Creative_Destruct remain calm Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:39 Permalink

Our benevolent and competent law enforcement will arrive on time and save us from the bad guys...

UNLESS they are near retirement, not near retirement, or think they are out-gunned, or think they MAY be out-gunned, or think they may get prosecuted or sued, or (insert other excuse here).

Trash that evil firearm you bought for self protection NOW.

Just cower and let the mentally deranged killer kill you quickly.

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