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Florida Cop Who Failed to Confront Parkland Shooter Is Getting $8,000 Monthly Pension

PARKLAND, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2018/04/20: Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas participate in the National School Walkout, in honor of the 19th anniversary of Columbine, and to continue their fight for gun control. (Photo by Emilee McGovern/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy who failed to confront a gunman during a Feb. 14 school massacre is receiving a monthly state pension of $8,702.35.

The SunSentinel reports 55-year-old Scot Peterson, who resigned and retired after the shootings, began receiving payments in April.

Surveillance video showed Peterson outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as the gunman killed 17 people inside with an AR-15 assault-style rifle. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Peterson should have gone inside. President Donald Trump called Peterson a coward.

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