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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — A Broward sheriff’s deputy who failed to confront a gunman during a February 14 school massacre has begun receiving his state pension.

Scot Peterson, who resigned and retired after the shootings, began receiving monthly payments of $8,702.35 in April, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Surveillance video showed Peterson, 55, outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as the gunman killed 17 people inside with an AR-15 assault-style rifle. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Peterson should have gone inside. President Donald Trump called Peterson a coward.

Peterson later said he thought the shots were coming from outside the building.

Pension payments are based on the 32 years he worked and the average of his five highest-paid fiscal years.

Shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has been jailed since the shooting. He faces 17 charges of first-degree murder.

A state commission is reviewing the police response to the shooting, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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