During an appearance on Fox News, the father of one of the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida said that he hasn’t watched the newly released video of school resource officer Scot Peterson standing outside and refusing to enter the school during the Feb. 14. attack.
According to The U.K. Independent, the clip shows Peterson, a Broward County deputy, traveling toward the building in a golf cart after being informed the shooting started.
Later, he can be seen standing outside the school as students filed by.
Andrew Pollack, the father of one of the students killed during the Feb. 14 massacre, says he can’t bear to watch it.
“To tell you the truth, I haven’t watched it,” Pollack told Fox News host Martha MacCallum during an appearance this week.
“I can’t stomach to watch it. I just heard what was going on and not only is he an embarrassment to every police officer that puts uniform on, he’s a coward and he’s also a liar,” Pollack said. “He lied in the investigation, so not only is he a coward, he’s also a liar. He knew when that guy brought him in the golf cart, he brought him right to the building.”
“So, and then he said he didn’t know the shots were coming from there, so he lied right there. The guy drove him to the building in the cart, and then he lied in the investigation, also said he never heard shots.”
Peterson has maintained he thought the shots were coming from outside of the building.
But Pollack isn’t buying it.
“So, he’s also a liar. And, to go past that, he was there at the third minute, OK? My daughter was killed on the third floor, so he had ample enough time to save everybody on the third floor, this guy,” Pollack stated.
“And he didn’t do it, because the shooting took … for seven minutes, so he stayed there so my daughter’s on the third floor, she got shot four times, she struggles to a door, this guy’s downstairs, the guy … goes down the hallway, shooting injured kids on the floor, he shoots my daughter another five times while that coward is waiting, that embarrassment of an officer.”
“So, this just shows you Martha, that we can’t rely, we have to take more measures, we can’t just rely on one SRO officer to protect our kids,” he concluded.
Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was just 18 when she died, has become a highly visible activist for increased school security in the wake of the Parkland shooting.
Pollack was present at the White House listening session on mass shootings hosted by President Donald Trump, and has made a number of other media appearances.
He’s also come under fire by liberals on social media for being a Trump supporter.
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