U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is calling it "outrageous" and "almost impossible to believe." The Florida Republican is referring to the apparent discovery of a Broward County Sheriff's deputy who was sleeping in a patrol car outside Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
A sheriff's office spokeswoman says Deputy Moises Carotti is suspended with pay while an internal investigation is conducted.
She says Carotti was caught sleeping on Monday afternoon by a student, who notified another deputy on campus.
Carotti was parked near the northwest corner of the 1200 building — the freshman building where the carnage unfolded last month.
The department said the sergeant had to knock on the window to get Carotti’s attention. Another deputy was sent to replace him and patrol the building.
Carotti's suspension is just the latest controversy in the aftermath of the attack as the department continues to fight back criticism.