Scott also called for posting law enforcement officers in every public school and for mandatory "active shooter training" for students and faculty.
Sheriff Scott Israel suspended Deputy Scot Peterson, who was armed and stationed outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School and expressed his disappointment of the deputy's inaction during the shooting.
"I think he remained outside for upwards of four minutes", Israel said. In all, the school shooting lasted about six minutes.
"There are no words", he said.
"I'm not here to debate, but I lost my sister". I've been to the funerals.
Israel said Peterson chose to resign as he had met the necessary requirements for retirement.
Peterson, who is not a member of BSO's union, could not be reached for comment Thursday. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, who had given him an A+ rating for his pro-gun stances, and noted in in 2014 that he had signed "more pro-gun bills into law - in one term - than any other Governor in Florida history".
During some of the calls, handled both in person and on the phone, deputies met with Cruz's mother, who died a year ago.
However, the Legislature's Republican leadership proposed letting teachers carry a gun if they have had law enforcement training. "What I saw [on the video] was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position, and he never went in".
A telephone message left at a listing for Peterson by The Associated Press wasn't returned. "BE prepared b****!" Further investigation into the case revealed the girl was asked to write the note by her fellow schoolmate.
Goodrum was said to be upset the deputies stayed outside the school while those inside were being gunned down.
"Peterson's departure from the sheriff's department follows decades' worth of positive performance reviews for the 6'5", seemingly well-liked and respected deputy.
Peterson's personnel file paints a completely different picture of what authorities portrayed in the Stoneman Douglas shooting. The PD added that "there were countless deputies and officers ... whose actions were nothing short of heroic".
Several schools already have armed police officers.
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It is still unclear why Peterson did not go after the shooter. He owned a collection of weapons. Police say that caused confusion for officers during the shooting trying to find the gunman, but police say no more lives were put in danger because of it. He has also called for raising the legal age for buying rifles nationally to 21, and for beefing up background checks on prospective gun buyers.
In the course of a week, Stoneman Douglas students went from regular teens to massacre survivors to activists rallying to ban assault weapons.
President Donald Trump today slammed Peterson for his response, saying, "When it came time to get in there and do something, he didn't have the courage or something happened".
Records show Peterson graduated from Miami Dade College with honors, earning an associate's degree.
A women breaks down with emotion during a prayer vigil for families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a mass shooting took place, at the Parkridge Church, Feb. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla.
Video shows 30-year veteran deputy Scott Peterson outside for four minutes. In the almost 600-page docket released Thursday by BSO, Peterson has received dozens of commendations.
Authorities have said the armed school resource officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter who killed 17 people at the school on Valentine's Day.
"We would work with the victims and their families to figure out what would be an appropriate memorial", Runcie said.
At some point, there was a miscommunication and officers believed they were watching real-time footage, he said.
County Superintendent Robert Runcie said, "I'm in shock and I'm outraged to no end that he could have made a difference in all this". That report will compare eyewitness accounts with surveillance camera footage to construct a thorough timeline.
As of now, neither school officials nor the district have issued any official statements in regards to the threat.
While the rewound footage might not have increased the number of casualties, it did hamper efforts to locate the gunman.
"At first the the guys are hearing, 'Oh he's on the second floor, '" Pustizzi said in the news conference.
That's when officers figured out there was a tape delay.