Bill Would Eliminate MSD School Deputy Scot Peterson's Pension

House Republican, Spencer Roach, proposed a bill Tuesday that would strip Scot Peterson of his monthly benefits in the Florida Retirement System.

The bill (HB 1091) recently filed will be considered during the legislative session that starts March 5.

Peterson, who was the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, gained an outpour of criticism for not entering the school, even hiding in the halls, as the gunman killed 17 students and faculty members, February 14, 2018.

Peterson resigned and retired one week after the massacre. In April, he started receiving his monthly pension of $8,702. Payments are based on the number of years worked and the average of the employee’s five highest-paid fiscal years.

The former Broward County deputy worked 32 years, and in 2017, the year before his departure was paid $101,879 — $75,673 plus overtime.

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