The Broward County Sheriff's deputy who was widely criticized for not entering the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school during the Parkland shooting has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against him by the father of one of the victims.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WATCH: Security video outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Parkland?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Parkland</a> during the shooting that left 17 dead. The Broward County Sheriff's Office released the video Thursday. (Video, <a href="https://twitter.com/CNN?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CNN</a>) <br><br>Watch the full footage here: <a href="https://t.co/znXu5WOChZ">https://t.co/znXu5WOChZ</a> <a href="https://t.co/PxS7SK0raf">pic.twitter.com/PxS7SK0raf</a></p>— ABC 7 News - WJLA (@ABC7News) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC7News/status/974343525444800512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 15, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Attorneys for Scot Peterson filed the motion to dismiss the lawsuit on behalf of Peterson. The motion filed by Peterson's attorneys claims, "No duty of care exists at common law for an individual to address the killer and kill the killer."
CCTV footage from the high school drew outrage when it was revealed that Peterson stood outside instead of confronting the shooter while students were gunned down by former student Nikolas Cruz.
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The lawyers for Peterson say there is no reason to file a lawsuit against Peterson, who was the armed law enforcement officer paid by taxpayers to provide security for the high school.
The Sheriff of Broward County Scott Israel threw Peterson under the bus and publicly criticized his response during the shooting but careful analysis of the Sheriff Department's policy shows that Peterson did not violate any policy by not confronting the shooter.
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