WATCH: Parkland Survivor Calls Out Deputy Who Refused to Confront Gunman

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Parkland high school survivor Kyle Kashuv came face-to-face with former Broward County deputy Scot Peterson and called him out for refusing to go into the school on February 14, 2018, and stop the gunman.

Video of the incident shows Peterson and Kashuv in the same elevator, and Kashuv asking him how he can live with himself after refusing to take action to stop the attack that killed 14 students and three teachers.

Kashuv looks at Peterson and says, “Can you explain to me why 17 people died at our school?” He pointed out that Peterson was armed and had one job–to protect the students. Kuschav added, “Well, you let those kids die. It’s disgusting, it’s despicable.”

Kashuv said, “You had the chance to save those kids…and you didn’t.”

Peterson stood silently and looked straight ahead as Kashuv spoke.

On March 15, 2018, Breitbart News reported on surveillance video that showed Peterson standing outside Building 12 instead of entering to confront the gunman.  Then-sheriff Scott Israel described the attack as a “six-minute” event during which he said Peterson never entered the building. The video allegedly shows Peterson reach Building 12 about 90 seconds after the attack began. He did not go in.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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