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Florida AG: Scott Wants 'Full Investigation' Into Broward Sheriff Dept

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By    |   Monday, 26 February 2018 12:10 PM

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wouldn't comment on why members of the Broward County Sheriff's Department would not go into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to confront accused school shooter Nikolas Cruz, or whether a "stand-down" order had been issued, keeping the law enforcement officers outside.

Also, she told Fox News' "Fox & Friends," Gov. Rick Scott has not called on Sheriff Scott Israel to step down over the criticism about how members of his department handled the Feb. 14 Parkland, Florida school shooting.

"Gov. Scott has not called for him to resign, but for full investigation into the matter," Bondi said. "I firmly believe that needs to be accomplished. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be investigating him."

Bondi added that with all she knows in the case, there needs to be a full investigation.

"I don't think some people were honest," said Bondi. "We're going to investigate this in Florida and the right thing will be done."

But when show co-host Steve Doocy asked her if there was a stand-down order for the deputies who remained outside the school, she said she couldn't talk about that.

"Let me put it this way," she said. "When you have a school full of students and your duty is to protect those students ... even if I didn't have a firearm I would have gone into that scene. That is what you do. That is what the coach did who is a true hero. Your job is to protect those students."

Bondi also said she believes there were people from the scene of the shooting who were not honest with her or the governor.

"If they were there, they didn't want people to know they were there, that could have been it," she said. "I'm not going to discuss [that]."

Bondi also commented on President Donald Trump's call to arm school teachers, pointing out that he is not calling for all teachers to have a gun.

"I think it is the way it has been presented that every teacher is going to be handed a gun when they walk in the door," she said. "My whole family was teachers. I wouldn't want them to carry a gun, nor would they. We will have highly-trained teachers. People with expert shooting ability. And skills. It takes a lot of skills. We have air marshals on planes and we have to protect our kid in our schools. So it has to be the way it is done. It is not arming every teacher, only certain people who can protect our kids."

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