Officer on Duty at Marjory Stoneman Never Entered the School During the Shooting

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Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks at a press conference yesterday. (Image: Sun Sentinel video)

Video footage shows that an armed officer on duty during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School never went inside during the massacre. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer," according to the Sun Sentinel.

Peterson was suspended without pay yesterday, but he resigned shortly afterwards and then retired. An investigation into his behavior is ongoing.

“I’m in shock and I’m outraged to no end that he could have made a difference in all this,” Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie said. “It’s really disturbing that we had a law enforcement individual there specifically for this reason, and he did not engage. He did not do his job. It’s one of the most unbelievable things I’ve ever heard.”

Did the College Board Use Florida Shooting as Advertising Strategy?

A controversial mass email sent by the College Board on Wednesday has gone viral, eliciting a wave of public backlash against the organization’s alleged attempt to exploit the Florida shooting to advertise the College Board’s AP courses.

Provoked by the contents of the email, several recipients have unleashed their ire on social media platforms. Read the whole story in Rachel Chan's report for CMN.

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Kylie Jenner’s Tweet Really Didn’t Help Snap’s Stock Value

Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc., had a 6.1% drop in shares and lost $1.3 billion in market value on Thursday. This happened not long after a tweet from Kylie Jenner.

Jenner expressed her opinion of Snapchat on Twitter by saying, “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad.” Snapchat was redesigned earlier this month and has generated a lot of hate.

Brooklyn Riepma rounded up all the details in her report.

UC San Diego Refuses to Cancel Course on Woody Allen Films Despite Huge Petition

The University of California, San Diego is refusing to cancel a course on “The Films of Woody Allen” despite a petition with more than 20,000 signatures.

The petition was created by theater student Savanah Lyon, who said she “emailed all of the people in charge in an attempt to appeal to their sense of reason, humanity, and morality to stop this class and take it off the books so that no one can teach this class again.” At issue are ongoing claims of pedophilia against Allen. Including that he sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.

Deniz Sahinturk has the full story for CMN.

Last But Not Least: Texas School District Will Suspend Students Who Protest

On Tuesday, Needville, Texas school Superintendent Curtis Rhodes announced plans to administer disciplinary punishment for any student who participates in the rising number of protests in the wake of the Florida Parkland high school shooting.

“We will discipline no matter if it is one, fifty, or five hundred students involved,” Rhodes stated. Get all the details here.
The Morning Scoop was compiled by Deniz Sahinturk, Rachel Chan, Brooklyn Riepma, Evguenia Gololobova and the CMN Staff. And together we welcome you to FRIDAY.