PARKALND (CBSMiami) – A justice has decided to not driblet the charges against Scot Peterson, the schoolhouse assets serviceman astatine Marjory Stoneman Douglas the time of the massacre.
“While we are highly disappointed with the judge’s decision, we instrumentality solace knowing that the information volition travel retired astatine trial. My lawsuit is guiltless of immoderate transgression wrongdoing, and did each helium could to prevention lives during Nikolas Cruz’s abhorrent massacre,” said lawyer Mark Eiglarsh.
Peterson, 58, faces aggregate counts of kid negligence for failing to participate the schoolhouse gathering and face the shooter astatine Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School successful February of 2018.
Prosecutors person said that Peterson failed to travel to the rescue arsenic confessed gunman Nikolas Cruz was shooting into classrooms and hallways, leaving 17 dormant and 17 others wounded.
The instrumentality that he’s accused of breaking specifically applies to caregivers, but Eiglarsh says a instrumentality enforcement serviceman connected a schoolhouse field doesn’t acceptable the ineligible explanation of a caregiver.
The justice says this is simply a substance for the jury.
In Thursday’s statement, Eiglarsh added that “the nationalist has been fed a mendacious communicative astir Scot Peterson. We person overwhelming grounds proving that the galore actions that my lawsuit took during the onslaught was done to prevention lives.”