The father of slain Parkland school student Meadow Pollack filed a wrongful death suit Monday against Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson.

Breitbart News previously reported that surveillance video from outside Building 12 appears to show Peterson standing there while the shooting took place inside. Broward County Sheriff Scott Isreal said Peterson arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Building 12 roughly 90 seconds after the attack began and allegedly waited outside until the attack ended some four and a half minutes later.

Just over a week after the shooting, Israel called Peterson out for not entering the building and Peterson retired, choosing to leave the sheriff’s office rather than face suspension.

Now Andrew Pollack is suing. In announcing the suit, he made clear that he wants Peterson to be recognized and shamed wherever he goes:

I filed a wrongful death suit against Deputy Peterson today. I want to expose that coward so bad. Where ever he goes I want people to recognize him and say that's one of the cowards of Broward. The SRO that let those children and teachers die on the 3rd floor!

— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) April 30, 2018

CBS News reports that Meadow Pollack was an 18-year-old senior who planned to attend Lynn College in Boca Raton, Florida.


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