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Shooting Victim's Dad Sues Deputy Who Didn't Enter School

Memorials for the students who perished during the Parkland School shooting.
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The father of a student killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school is suing the armed officer who stood outside the building as people were massacred within.

Andrew Pollack tells news outlets that Scot Peterson, who was then a sheriff's deputy and the school's resource officer, is his main target in the wrongful death lawsuit filed Monday in Broward County. Peterson was suspended without pay after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He then resigned and retired.

Pollack's daughter Meadow was among the 17 killed. Pollack says Peterson could have entered, but instead "let all those people get murdered."

The lawsuit also names 19-year-old shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, the estate of Cruz's mother and the couple who took him in when she died.