55-year-old Scot Peterson, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Florida sheriff who did NOT confront gunman Nikolas Cruz during the February 14 school massacre is currently getting $8,702.35 a month in state pension
That's over $100,000 a year and over three times the maximum social security monthly payment
Outdoor surveillance video showed Scot Peterson, the man who President Donald Trump called a "coward", standing outside while the gunman used an AR-15 assault-style rifle to kill 17 people.
Peterson resigned and retired after the massacre and shootings started receiving payments in April 2018.
The payments from his pension were the average of his 5 highest-paid years based on 32 years with the police department.
The shooter, Nikolas Cruz, is currently jailed and faces 17 charges of first-degree murder.
The coward of broward, Scot Peterson is getting over $8k a month pension! He hid while my daughter and 16 others were slaughtered! How in the hell is he getting this?— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) May 16, 2018
That money should go to actually securing our schools! #FixIt https://t.co/Zv5zT3lDgP
This infuriates me in ways people cannot comprehend. My daughter would still be alive if this person did his job.https://t.co/MVYtMKjtGh— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) May 16, 2018
https://t.co/jmLRV2JAyU— Hunter Pollack (@PollackHunter) May 15, 2018
My family and I cry daily. The failure, Deputy Scot Peterson, is now retired with a substantial pension. $8702 a month immediately distributed to you after you failed to protect my sister. Makes me sick to my stomach. Failure after failure #FIXIT!