Ed. After the shooting it was learned that Sheriff's Deputy Scott Peterson took a position outside of the school while the shooting was still ongoing, yet never entered. Sheriff Israel castigated the deputy and, one thought, rightly so.
It was discovered only later that department deputies were TAUGHT to refrain from becoming involved when students broke the law. This is part and parcel of the PROMISE Program, initiated nationwide by Barack Hussein & Co for the purpose of developing alternatives to student suspension and in some circumstances, prohibiting arrests!
In 2013, Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie told the "American Prospect" that he had to "close the racial achievement gap," having noticed a huge differential in minority students--in particular, black male students--in terms of suspensions and arrests."
The point--17 people died in order to make believe that black and other minority students are not arrested in greater number and frequency than whites. Rather than confess to rigorous department adherence to the despicable demands of the Promise Program, thereby partially exonerating Deputy Peterson for his inaction, Sheriff Israel sold the deputy out. That makes him a lousy SOB and a boss who can't be trusted by employees performing a life and death job.
Kick his sorry ass out, deputies.