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Deputy held officers back from Parkland classrooms where shots were heard

A newly released timeline of law enforcement operations at the deadly Florida mass shooting last month indicates a school resource officer lingered outside the high school, failed to confront the shooter and ordered fellow officers to stay back from the building where the shots were heard.

The timeline indicates that the shooter had probably left the campus - blending in with crowds of panicked students - by the time officers finally entered the school.

The release of the timeline comes days after Florida Gov. Rick Scott

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