“I don’t know how you live with yourself every day, man.”
In a video that has since gone viral, Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv is seen confronting former Broward sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson, the school resource officer who stood outside while Kashuv’s friends and classmates were massacred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, in an elevator.
Kashuv shared the footage to Twitter on Tuesday. The video shows an outraged Kashuv accusing Peterson of failing to save the Parkland victims.
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“Can you explain to me why 17 people died in school? 14 kids, 17, while you stood outside with a gun and did absolutely nothing?” Kashuv asked Peterson.
Deputy Scot Peterson hid outside while 17 of my classmates and teachers were massacred at Stoneman Douglas.
Today I confronted him, face to face, for his crimes.
Watch this coward for yourself. pic.twitter.com/d5WQuohXfL
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) February 27, 2019
Peterson made no effort to explain himself, instead standing in stunned silence as Kashuv continued to lambaste him.
“It’s disgusting. It’s despicable,” Kashuv said. “I don’t know how you live with yourself every day, man.”
“You were the one who was supposed to go inside, and you didn’t,” he added, shaking his head.
The intense moment immediately went viral on Twitter, garnering reactions from well known public figures like former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. “This took a lot of courage @KyleKashuv,” Haley tweeted. “You stood up for your friends who no longer have a voice.”
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 27, 2019
Peterson never made his way into the building when a shooter opened fire at Stoneman Douglas on Feb. 14. Instead, surveillance video footage showed him standing outside for minutes while the shooting was taking place. He later resigned after being suspended, claiming in an interview with the Washington Post that a lack of information from dispatch led him to not enter the building. Clearly, that explanation didn’t sit well with Kyle Kashuv.
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