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Parkland school officer told cops to stay away after hearing shots inside

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People stand in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

When Nikolas Cruz began firing shots inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Broward Deputy Scot Peterson told cops, “Do not approach the 12 or 1300 building, stay at least 500 feet away,” according to a Miami Herald review of police radio records.

Why it matters: This is a different story than Peterson has previously told, which was that he thought the shots were coming from outside the school. But audio review reveals he was aware shots were being fired from within the buildings.