Scot Peterson, the school resource officer who was armed and on campus during the Feb. 14 Parkland shooting, released a statement through his lawyer Monday claiming that he did nothing wrong during the attack and that he is being unfairly labeled as a coward. The statement reads, “the allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue.” It continues, “Mr. Peterson is confident that his actions on that day were appropriate under the circumstances and that the video (together with the eyewitness testimony of those on the scene) will exonerate him of any sub-par performance.” The statement offers Peterson’s timeline, including how he claims that he was responding to a call about firecrackers at first. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel suspended Peterson based on video and eyewitness accounts of his behavior, after which Peterson resigned. President Trump called Peterson “disgusting” for not rushing into the active-shooter scene in which 17 died, and claimed Monday that he would have entered the school without a weapon.