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Former BSO officer who failed to confront MSD shooter will go to trial

School Shooting Florida
An MSD Strong sign is shown in a memorial garden outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the one-year anniversary of the school shooting, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Parkland, Fla. A year ago on Thursday, 14 students and three staff members were killed when a gunman opened fire at the high school. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

On Thursday, Broward Circuit Judge Martin Fein denied a motion to dismiss eleven charges against 58-year-old former BSO school resource officer, Scot Peterson, including felony child neglect.
Peterson was on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the deadly mass shooting more than three years ago. Peterson was widely criticized for not confronting the shooter who is charged with 17 counts of murder and facing the death penalty.

Here’s Peterson crying outside the courthouse.
Peterson cries
Peterson is facing child neglect charges because the prosecution is arguing that school resource officers are “caregivers.” Peterson’s defense attorneys disagree.