Officer at Florida Shooting FAILED to do his Job. What if it happened at YOUR workplace?

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What is the point of hiring security personnel if they are too afraid to act when there is a need for action? The news reported that the on-campus police officer at the Parkland Shooting failed to respond to the threat:

The sheriff's deputy who was assigned to the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week has left the force after evidence showed he stood outside the building where the shooting occurred rather than going in, Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday.

"He never went in," Sheriff Israel said, describing video footage of the scene he had watched.

Asked what school resource officer Scot Peterson, who was the only armed security guard at the school, should have done, the sheriff said he should have gone into the building, "addressed the killer, killed the killer."

"What matters is that when we in law enforcement arrive at an active shooter, we go in and address the target. And that's what should have been done," the sheriff said. The video hasn't been released publicly.

I imagine most of you have some type of security at your firm or campus.

How is the security at your workplace/school and how would you expect them to react to something such as an active shooter?

Do you think that it is their duty to take the bullet for you if the situation arises?

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Feb 22, 2018

I mean, what does he carry a gun for? Isn't half the argument that good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns?

Were they just paying him to hand out referral slips for running in the hallway?

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Feb 23, 2018

I'm always packing heat, even at work. God bless Texas!

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Feb 23, 2018

It is being reported that the school district basically told cops to stop intervening, thereby reducing the number of suspensions and arrests, which cause increased federal funding. Effectively gaming the system.

This is why the cop stood down since he probably didn't realize the extreme nature of the incident.

Feb 23, 2018

That makes sense but not sure how that can validate the cop not reacting hearing a semi auto going off and children crying.

Feb 23, 2018
TNA:

It is being reported that the school district basically told cops to stop intervening, thereby reducing the number of suspensions and arrests, which cause increased federal funding. Effectively gaming the system.

This is why the cop stood down since he probably didn't realize the extreme nature of the incident.

IF this was the reason the officer did not enter then why would he resign? You resign in these situations to not get fired. Regardless the officer had a higher priority over what any school official was saying.

He failed his oath and obligation of duty and I hope his sorry ass never wears a badge again.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

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Feb 23, 2018
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TNA:

It is being reported that the school district basically told cops to stop intervening, thereby reducing the number of suspensions and arrests, which cause increased federal funding. Effectively gaming the system.

This is why the cop stood down since he probably didn't realize the extreme nature of the incident.

IF this was the reason the officer did not enter then why would he resign? You resign in these situations to not get fired. Regardless the officer had a higher priority over what any school official was saying.

He failed his oath and obligation of duty and I hope his sorry ass never wears a badge again.

lol you live in a dream world of justice. also ant said why he thinks the guy may have avoided it. not that in hindsight he thinks it is ok, hence the resign. of course the guy was going to be a sacrificial lamb to a bunch of knee jerk sjw's. you know how insurance companies and businesses take calculated risks? well this doesn't apply to just business and insurance.

If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!

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Feb 23, 2018

I mean dude, not running in and saving kids because you're following a hide the turd policy to artificially lower arrest stats at schools is pretty damning. I'd quietly leave also.

Just saying what I was reading. Who knows the true reason.

Feb 23, 2018

welcome to reality. what do you expect a guy who makes about 30-40k/yr to do?

the sooner you learn you can't rely on anyone the better off you'll be.

If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!

Feb 23, 2018

I love how NRA-dick riders are like "we should arm all teachers so they can kill down the shooter!"

Yup, as if a 125 pound, 35-year old 9th grade Science Teacher will have the braveness to face an active killer when we see clear evidence here that even an on-duty guard doesnt have the balls to do it

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Feb 23, 2018
Pizz:

I love how NRA-dick riders are like "we should arm all teachers so they can kill down the shooter!"

Yup, as if a 125 pound, 35-year old 9th grade Science Teacher will have the braveness to face an active killer when we see clear evidence here that even an on-duty guard doesnt have the balls to do it

I am an NRA member and NOT on board with arming school teachers. The last person I want carrying a firearm is someone it was forced upon based on policy.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Feb 23, 2018

i am a gun owner. worst idea ever. to be clear - basic gun safety classes + stationary target shooting is totally different from tactical shooting. imagine an untrained, armed teacher in a high-stress active shooter situation with 30+ screaming kids running in all different directions and then having to target discriminate between kid vs. threat, and then pulling the trigger. disaster.

Feb 23, 2018

Guy gets paid $5/hour? Why would he risk his life.

Feb 23, 2018

Two things, you clearly don't know anything about this as the officer in question was a sheriff deputy so he was making significantly more than $5/hour. Also the minimum wage is higher than that as well.

Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

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Feb 23, 2018

As a WSO lurker and sworn LEO who has taken extensive active shooter training, I know how I would have reacted. He didn't appear to react the way I was trained to, but it's hard to play Monday morning quarterback with all the facts still coming out. Having said that, if I had reacted as he did, I would also just go away as quietly as possible.

Feb 23, 2018

FBI ignored valid info this guy was a bit.

Police called to his house an outrageous number of times.

Suspended from school and not allowed to have a backpack because he had shell casings on campus.

Posting pics of guns on social media.

And armed police officer who did nothing.

But yeah, let's limit gun rights.

Democrats are disgusting. I'll be donating to the NRA tonight.

Feb 23, 2018

Make sure you donate in the name of Nancy Pelosi.

Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

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Feb 23, 2018

"give up your guns, the government will protect you"

Cop does nothing while the shooting happens. FBI does nothing when the soon to be murderer posts about shooting up a school. Cops do nothing, create no record of criminal behavior in the countless house visits. Background checks see nothing when correctly performed.

The cognitive dissonance is amazing.

Feb 23, 2018
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