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COCONUT CREEK (CBSMiami) – A Coconut Creek Police officer could be facing disciplinary action over a comment he made on social media.

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Officer Brian Valenti is in hot water after commenting about Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor David Hogg’s protest at a Parkland-area Publix.

Valenti wrote on Facebook that he hoped “some old lady loses control of her car” in the parking lot where Hogg and others were hosting a “Die-in” by drawling 17 chalk outlines on the pavement to signify the lives lost during the Valentine’s Day shooting.

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The comment was later deleted.

Coconut Creek’s chief of police says Valenti told him the comment was meant to be a joke but that it didn’t translate well.

CBS4 has learned Valenti will be making a public apology, though there is no word on when that will come.

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The chief also says the matter will be formally handled when the office opens on Tuesday. They are closed for Memorial Day on Monday.