By KARA DUFF, WPEC
PARKLAND, Fla. (WPEC) - A judge will review security video on Friday that shows the outside of Stoneman Douglas High School on the day of the Valentine’s Day shooting.
He will then decide if that footage should be made public.
BSO agreed in court today with the media that surveillance video from outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High should be released publicly. Legal exemptions block the release unless a judge approves. The judge took it under advisement and we hope for a ruling shortly.— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) March 8, 2018
During a hearing on Thursday, the school’s assistant principal told the judge he is worried that the video footage would expose their security system’s blind spots and that people would know where they could go on the campus without being recorded.
The video in question does not show anyone firing a weapon or getting hurt but it could shed new light on how the school’s resource officer responded during the shooting.
JUST IN: Broward Sheriff agreed in court today that surveillance video from outside Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High should be released publicly.— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 8, 2018
"The judge took it under advisement and we hope for a ruling shortly," Sheriff's Office says.
If the judge decides to release the footage, he would put a 48-hour stay on the order giving the sheriff's office and school district a chance to file an appeal.
No word on when exactly he will make his decision.