Broward County

Video From Outside Stoneman Douglas Can Be Released: Judge

A Broward County judge has ruled that surveillance footage from outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during last month's mass shooting should be released.

The judge authorized the release of the video Monday but stayed the order until noon on Thursday in case the Broward Sheriff's Office wishes to appeal.

The BSO and School Board had resisted the video release, saying it was exempt from disclosure in part because it was evidence in an active investigation.

Authorities say it depicts actions during the shooting by former deputy Scot Peterson, who was armed and assigned to the school but never went inside.

Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz faces 34 murder and attempted murder charges in the Feb. 14 shooting that claimed 17 lives.

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