The father of one of the students killed in the Parkland school shooting filed a lawsuit Monday, naming a number of defendants including former School Resource Officer Scot Peterson.
The lawsuit names accused shooter Nikolas Cruz, his mother’s estate, the people who took Cruz in after his mother passed away, and the mental health facility that treated Cruz.
But it saves its harshest criticism for Peterson.
It starts by quoting Confucius: “To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”
It follows by calling Peterson “a coward.”
The lawsuit repeatedly refers to Peterson as a coward.
It details Cruz’s attack on Stoneman Douglas High School and details how Peterson never went into the building, saying he, “…positioned himself out of harm’s way, though within earshot of Nikolas Cruz’s carnage.”
It goes on to criticize Peterson for, “…never once attempting to go inside Building 12, never once attempting to save a life, never once attempting to fire a single bullet at Nikolas Cruz.”
And it says, “Scott Peterson, from his safe and cowardly position, called on multiple occasions for the school to be locked down.”
Shortly after filing the lawsuit, Pollack sent two tweets.
The first reads:
“I filed a wrongful death suit against Deputy Peterson today. I want to expose that coward so bad. Where ever he goes I want people to recognize him and say that’s one of the cowards of Broward. The SRO that let those children and teachers die on the 3rd floor.”
The second says:
“This suit has nothing to do with money. I want to be sure anywhere he goes in this country he will be recognized as the coward that could have gone in and saved the students and teachers on the third floor.”
It’s not clear if any of the defendants received the lawsuit yet.
WPBF 25 News reached out to Peterson’s attorney Monday night. We were not able to reach him.