Obligation vs. Duty

At times like these, I’m increasingly glad I never became a lawyer. 

The only armed deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day of Nikolas Cruz’s deadly rampage asked a Broward judge on Wednesday to find he had “no legal duty” to protect the students and faculty from harm.

The judge rejected his argument.

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Badge, gun, title, paycheck.  But no duty?

“We want to say he had an obligation, but the law isn’t that,” said Peterson’s lawyer, Michael Piper. “From a legal standpoint, there was no duty.”

It is entirely possible that though I earned a degree in teaching, maintain a license to teach and am being paid to teach…I have no legal duty to teach.

 

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