When Marjory Stoneman Davis High School senior Brandon Huff received a text from his girlfriend saying, “There’s a shooter in the room. I love you,” he said he “dropped everything and ran toward that building.”
On his way there, he saw school resource officer Scot Peterson – outside, crouched behind a staircase, “pointing his gun at just a building.” He couldn’t believe it. He saw Coach Aaron Feis and Athletic Director Chris Hixon, unarmed and without the bulletproof vest the officer had, running into the building to save students. Feis and Hixon lost their lives in the process.
“He was pointing his gun at nothing.” Student says he watched as @browardsheriff school resource officer Scot Peterson hid behind a staircase during the Stoneman Douglas shooting. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/IWRQorRrcL
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) February 23, 2018
Huff described what he saw to a local television station:
The school resource officer was behind a stairwell wall, just standing