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Parkland school resource officer speaks out

Parkland school resource officer speaks out
Parkland school resource officer speaks out
Posted at 4:25 PM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 13:26:45-05

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP)- Teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglass high school have returned to the school following the massacre, students will return Wednesday.

As students continue to push for action on gun control in Washington, it seems the focus is on the school resource officer who was on the scene but didn't stop the shooter.

He's now speaking out.

The man previously named 'School Resource Officer of the Year', is defending himself after being called a coward by the President.

Scott Peterson's attorney, in a letter, called the sheriff's remarks a "gross over-simplification of the events" and that when he heard gunshots, he "thought the shots were coming from the outside."

A belief his lawyer says, audio recordings from the time of the shooting confirm. 

Just last night, President Trump told a room of governors, he would have done things differently.

"I'd really believe, you don't know until you test it, but I really believe I'd run there in there," Trump said. "Even if I didn't have a weapon, and I think most of the people in this room would have done that too."

The President continues his calls for arming select teachers to defend schools.