Charging the Parkland school officer with a crime is a real stretch

(CNN)The scene at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018, was one of unimaginable carnage. The shattered, bloodstained bodies of high school teenagers and school staff were everywhere. The final toll of 17 dead and another 17 wounded made Parkland one of worst school shootings in US history. Prosecutors then turned their attention to former Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the high school’s safety resource officer who heard the shots fired and arrived at the building, only to take cover outside instead of entering the school to confront the shooter. As Peterson waited outside, the gunman went on to discharge approximately 75 shots inside the school, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Sign up for …