Washington, Feb 24: An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week “certainly did a poor job”, US President Dold Trump has said. Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found he failed to confront the suspect. Trump on Friday said Peterson might be a “coward” who “didn’t react properly under pressure”, BBC reported. Florida’s governor meanwhile called for law enforcement officers to be placed in every public school in the state. Speaking to reporters outside the White House, President Trump criticised the police officer who did not confront the perpetrator of the February 14 massacre in Parkland, Florida. “He trained his whole life but when it came time to do something he didn’t have the courage,” he said. “He certainly did a poor job.” “But that’s a case where somebody was outside, they’re trained, they didn’t react properly under pressure or they were coward,” he added. The Republican president later touted his love for gun rights on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (Cpac) in Maryland. He again proposed arming teachers as a solution to school safety, a method long championed by the tiol Rifle Association (NRA) gun lobby. (IANS)
Florida school officer 'didn't have the courage'