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Armed Parkland officer hits back at "coward" criticism

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A lawyer for Scot Peterson, the armed officer criticized for not intervening during the active shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month, released a statement defending his client against allegations of cowardice and failure to fulfill his duties, according to NBC News.

QuoteThe allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue.
— Scot Peterson's lawyer, Joseph DiRuzzo III