• Fla. sheriff says only 1 deputy was on scene during shooting

    By: The Associated Press

    Updated:

    The head of the Broward County Sheriff's Office says only one of his deputies was on the scene of a shooting at a Florida high school that resulted in 17 deaths.

    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told CNN on Sunday that investigators are looking into claims that three other deputies were on the scene but failed to enter the school when the chance to save lives still existed.

    But Israel said that, to date, the investigation pointed to only one deputy being on campus while the killer was present.

    The sheriff's office is also being scrutinized for apparently mishandling some of the 18 tipster calls related to the suspected shooter. Israel said a deputy who responded to a Nov. 30 call was being investigated for not filing a report.

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