Former school deputy draws big Fla. pension
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A 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 Sun Sentinel reports Scot Peterson, who resigned and retired after the shootings, began receiving payments in April.
Video showed Peterson outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as the gunman killed 17 people. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Peterson should have gone inside.
Pension payments are based on the 32 years he worked and the average of his five highest-paid fiscal years.