President Donald J. Trump pulled no punches when he addressed the allegations against Broward County Sheriff deputies for allegedly remaining outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida while the psychotic killer Nikolas Cruz murdered his former classmates.
As reported in The Hill, a Washington DC political trade publication, Trump said, “You don’t know until you test it, but I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon. And I think most of the people in this room would have done that, too.”
Trump continued to criticize the cowardice of the Broward Sheriffs deputy.
“They weren’t exactly Medal of Honor winners, alright?” Trump said. “The way they performed was frankly disgusting.”
Coral Springs Police, who responded to 911 calls related to the shooting, was reportedly disgusted to find deputies waiting outside while the Cruz continued his killing spree.
When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school…
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.