Report: SWAT officers from nearby town suspended for Florida school shooting response

    FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. A sheriff’s office captain told deputies to form a perimeter instead of confronting the gunman at the high school where several people were killed in a mass shooting, according to documents obtained by the Miami Herald. The newspaper reported late Thursday, March 1, that it had obtained a partial Broward Sheriff’s Office dispatch log, which showed that Capt. Jan Jordan gave the order for deputies to establish a perimeter. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

    MIRAMAR, Fla. (WPEC) - Two SWAT team members from a nearby city are suspended for responding to the deadly Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, according to a report from the Sun-Sentinel.

    Both SWAT members were from the city of Miramar but were close to the high school when the shooting occurred.

    According to the report, the police department states that the officers were not given permission to respond to the Parkland shooting and thus created an officer safety issue, ultimately violating department policy.

    The Sun-Sentinel said the officers, Detective Jeffrey Gilbert and Detective Carl Schlosser, were informed of their suspension from the SWAT program but remain on active duty for other assignments.

    Broward County Sheriff's Department told the paper Wednesday Miramar's SWAT team was "not needed" during the incident. However, they were placed on standby by the Miramar police department in the event they were needed.

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