Florida deputy who did not confront school shooter gets pension

A makeshift memorial is seen outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday in Parkland Fla. Monday Feb. 19 2018

Gov. Rick Scott says he can not deny a monthly pension of $8,700 to the former Broward sheriff's deputy who failed to enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High during the February 14 mass shooting.

It pays to be cowardly, it seems - at least, for Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies.

The Orlando Sun-Sentinel reports Peterson is raking in a monthly pension of US$8,702.35 after resigning February 22, a week after the mass shooting. President Donald Trump branded him a coward, and Sheriff Scott Israel began an investigation into his actions.

To add insult to injury - or, in this case, to add insult to seventeen murders - Peterson started collecting a monthly pension of $8,702.35 last month, according to the Sun Sentinel, which works out to a six-figure annual income.

He received a salary of $101,879.03 previous year, including his base pay and overtime.

Peterson claimed he heard gun shots, but thought they were coming from outside the school. Monthly payments are calculated based on the five highest-paid years of Peterson's 32-year career in law enforcement. Taxpayers are now on the hook to send $8,702.35 to Peterson every month for the rest of his life. He aims to prevent potential shooters like Cruz from falling "through the cracks" of the education system, the Associated Press reported. Andrew Pollack and Fred Guttenberg, whose daughters Meadow Pollack and Jamie Guttenberg were among those killed, both tweeted their objections to Peterson receiving this generous of a pension.

Pollack said Peterson should not be entitled to his pension and instead suggested the pension monies be allotted for school safety.

Assistant managing editor of the Sun-Sentinel David Schutz pointed out that the 55-year-old will receive $104,482 per year from his pension, which equals $2.1 million over 20 years. "He's a disgrace and a coward".

"The coward of [B] roward, Scot Peterson is getting over $8k a month pension!" That money should go to actually securing our schools!

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