Florida sheriff reports about armed officer on school campus

FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Speaking at a press conference Thursday morning regarding Wednesday’s deadly mass shooting at the south Florida high school in Parkland, Sheriff Scott Israel gave an update on new details emerging from the incident.

In response to the horrific school shooting by a former student that killed 17 people, many have called for more armed officers to be placed in every school, who would then be able to prevent mass tragedies such as this from occurring. However, it is now known that didn’t stop this shooting.

The Associated Press reported:

A Florida sheriff says there was an armed officer on campus at the time of a deadly high school shooting.

But Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday the officer never encountered the suspect during the Wednesday afternoon attack that killed 17 people.