posted on Mar, 8 2018 @ 09:30 AM
a reply to: Boadicea
Looking at that picture, he would be coming from the left (from the south to the north), and directly to the west of Bldg 1200 is another
building. But he took up his position between the "700-800 buildings corridor/corner." So he didn't take a position between Bldg 1200 and the building
to the west, so perhaps between that building to the west and the one due south? I really don't know. I don't think we have any way to know unless and
until all the buildings are numbered for us.
Weirdly, I can find a map of the actual classroom layout complete with classroom numbers but I still haven't found a single map of the exterior that
has buildings numbered.
In any event, his statement is very odd to me for a couple of reasons: he ran all the way up to building 1200, where the shooting was occurring,
concluded that they weren't firecrackers but were actual gunshots, but that the gunshots were coming from outside, so he then moved away from building
1200 in between/into a corridor of buildings (which would hamper his ability to see anything but buildings, I would think), and then remained outside,
but then told school staff to look at the video system which is on a 20 minute tape delay so they could obtain a description of the shooter even
though we can hear over the radio people trying to find Peterson so he could get them into the video system....
I also think, at least going by the statement from the attorney, that Peterson was in fact not the one radioing about seeing a student down on the
athletic fields. Initially I thought that was him we can hear talking about it, but from the statement it reads that Peterson heard the traffic and it
reinforced his belief the shooter was outside.
Bottom line, I agree entirely with you: unless and until we get a diagram of building numbers we're left trying to piece this aspect of the event
together entirely on our own. It doesn't appear that the video will get released any time soon, if ever. When the officers in Baton Rouge were
attacked a couple of years ago they put together a diagram of the entire event to show who was where, when they were there, and what happened. The way
this seems to be going thus far, I don't have a ton of confidence that we'll get the same thing here.