Two Broward County sheriff's deputies have been fired over the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., following an internal investigation.
Sheriff Gregory Tony announced during a news conference Wednesday that deputies Edward Eason and Josh Stambaugh had been fired the previous day.
"Our findings, as this investigation is now concluded, included the termination of two employees yesterday," he said, noting that other deputies investigated were not disciplined.
Sheriff Gregory Tony held a news conference to announce the completion of the internal affairs investigation following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and gave an update on several other ongoing investigations. pic.twitter.com/hCfhfebm2i— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 26, 2019
“In essence, it was neglect of duty. We lost 17 people,” Tony also said, according to The Associated Press.
Seventeen high school students and faculty were killed in the Valentine's Day shooting in Parkland last year.