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"In two of these cases, after being briefed by internal affairs, I've restricted two of our deputies while we delve further into this, to take statements and make a decision whether or not they could have done more or should have done more", Israel said.

Officers from the nearby Coral Springs Police Department who also responded to the shooting say they were surprised to find three other Broward County deputies had also not entered the building when they arrived, sources tell CNN.

The information was passed on to the sheriff's on-site officer at Stoneman Douglas High School, Deputy Scot Peterson - who resigned Thursday following revelations that he'd done nothing to intervene when Cruz stormed the school last week and slaughtered 17 people.

There are now two other deputies who are under investigation for gross mishandling of warnings given to them about the shooter months prior to the shooting.

The sheriff's office caught the killer in the Fort Lauderdale Airport attack within 80 seconds of the first shot being fired, Israel said.

The statement on Saturday was released in conjunction with a letter that was sent by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, rebutting claims made by Bill Hager, a Florida legislator who called for the sheriff's removal.

The Florida deputy who waited outside as a gunman targeted staff and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17, was twice nominated as the School Resource Deputy of the Year and won the award in 2014, personnel records obtained by CNN show.

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In November, a tipster called BSO to say Cruz "could be a school shooter in the making", but deputies did not write up a report on that warning.

The school's resource officer, Scot Peterson, 54, was suspended without pay, then immediately resigned and retired, after coming under scrutiny for failing to enter the classroom building when the massacre began on February 14, instead taking cover outside the building for about four minutes while Cruz fired shot after deadly shot.

The Broward sheriff's office did involve mental health professional after some calls - but still none resulted in Cruz being committed for his increasingly twisted acts and outbursts. Israel told reporters Thursday that Peterson took a defensive position outside the school as the shooting occurred and did not try to stop the shooter, Nikolas Cruz.

Hillary Clinton with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel in 2016. "Two of them, we're not sure if our deputies did everything they could have or should have. Just care about the actions that he took that day".

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Sunday he couldn't be sure if the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre could have been prevented if his office had handled matters differently. "Of the 18, almost all but two involved routine calls from the mother relating to parenting issues (her sons were fighting; her son was banging pool equipment against the house; etc)". "If there is wrongdoing on the part of our deputies, we'll handle it accordingly as I have for 5 years as sheriff".

We understand everything wasn't done perfectly, and if it happened in Los Angeles or Chicago or any other city, every person wouldn't have performed perfectly.

It's unclear whether the shooter was still in the building when they arrived. He is being held in a Broward County jail.

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