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Father of slain Parkland student speaks out against former resource officer's pension

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Andrew Pollack calls former school resource officer a 'coward' in wrongful death lawsuit. (News Service of FL)

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed at Stoneman Douglas High School, believes the deputy who could have saved his little girl doesn’t deserve his pension.

“He’s going to get it," he said. "I don’t know where he’s going to go live where he’s not going to be embarrassed, because like I said I’m not done with him."

Peterson resigned days after the shooting, after Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said he never went inside Stoneman Douglas High School.

According to the Florida Department of Management Services Peterson now collects a monthly pension of $8,702.35.

“He’ll have a few dollars in his pocket every month, but I’m not done with the deputy yet,” Pollack said.

The Florida Department of Management Services said Peterson started receiving his pension in April after the Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz found there we no charges filed against him that would cause him to forfeit his benefits.

“I’m focused on what I can do to prevent these things from happening. It’s just negative energy for me if I start thinking about this guy’s pension,” Pollack said. “I want to concentrate on what I can do for the community and the country to prevent horrific acts like this mass shooting.”

Pollack said the money being paid to Peterson could be put to better use.

“I’d rather Anthony Borges get the money who was injured. He could use the money for his hospital bills, for rehabilitation, for going to college,” Pollack said. “I’d rather see someone like that get the money than this coward.”

Pollack filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Scot Peterson last month.

“I’m not done humiliating him and showing the rest of the nation how much of a coward he was,” Pollack said.

The Florida Department of Management Services said they will continue to monitor the ongoing investigation by the FDLE.

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