• Putnam County Sheriff: 'We will engage all active shooters in schools'


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    The Putnam County Sheriff's Office responded Friday to reports that a school deputy failed to help stop the Parkland school shooting last week. 

    Scot Peterson, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High’s school resource deputy, reportedly stayed outside the building when the shooting began.

    Peterson chose to resign and retire instead. Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies were briefly stopped outside of his home Thursday night. 

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    Putnam County Sheriff Gator DeLoach said his department is "placing the finishing touches on an innovative and game-changing program that will be introduced early next week to address the threat of violence in our schools." 

    DeLoach said his deputies "will be the first ones through the door and will quickly eliminate the threat."

    "We will engage all active shooters in schools or anywhere our citizens are in endangered," DeLoach wrote. 

    The Palm Beach Post contributed to this report. 

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