NPR

Ex-Deputy Who Stayed Outside During Parkland Shooting Getting $8,702 Monthly Pension

Parents of some of the 17 people killed in the February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Florida are expressing outrage over the payments to Scot Peterson.

The former school resource officer who remained outside during the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. — and resigned earlier this year amid intense public scorn — is receiving a monthly pension of $8,702.35.

The Florida Department of Management Services says Scot Peterson began

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR6 min read
Eat, Drink And Be Wary: Ex-CIA Agent Reveals How Eateries Are Key To Spycraft
"Restaurants and cafés are in many ways the lifeblood of espionage," says Amaryllis Fox in her new book. They're ideal places to clandestinely meet people with access to a government or terror group.
NPR3 min read
Edna O'Brien Bears Witness To Horror In 'Girl'
O'Brien's 19th novel is based on the real story of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist group Boko Haram in 2014. It's a painful and essential read that ends on a hopeful yet realistic note.
NPR2 min readPolitics
In Democratic Debate, A Fiery Clash Over U.S. Role In Syria
All the candidates oppose President Trump's recent troop withdrawal. But the two military veterans on the stage revealed a lack of consensus over how the U.S. should move forward in the Middle East.