The instruction and training materials used by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office teach that, in the case of a school shooting, deputies arriving on the scene should immediately confront the shooter.
“History shows that when a suspect is confronted by any armed individual (police, security, concealed carry person) they either shoot it out that that person or kill themselves,” the materials state. “Either way, the shooting of innocent bystanders must stop.
“Now, the first officer or two officers on scene will immediately go to confront the shooter. Military tactics work well in this situation. The two man ‘bounding overwatch’ is our response.”
The materials have been uncovered by the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch.
The revelation comes in the ongoing controversy over the response of officers when a 19-year-old suspect went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Feb. 14 and killed 17 students and adults.