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Trump Says Deputy Who Waited Outside During Florida School Shooting May Be a ‘Coward,' Didn’t Have 'Courage'

Marie Solis
Trump Says Deputy Who Waited Outside During Florida School Shooting May Be a ‘Coward,' Didn’t Have 'Courage'

President Donald Trump slammed a deputy police officer who failed to enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while gunman Nikolas Cruz was at large, calling him a "coward" who lacked the "courage" to fulfill the duties of his job. “He’s trained his whole life… but when it came time to get in there and do something, he didn’t have the courage or something happened," Trump told reporters on Friday. Broward County Deputy Officer Scot Peterson resigned from his post on Thursday after word got out that the 54-year-old had been the only armed deputy on the scene and had done nothing to apprehend Cruz as he killed 17 people.