Parkland Father Starts New Initiative to Boost School Safety

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Posted: May 27, 2018 2:45 PM
Parkland Father Starts New Initiative to Boost School Safety

Andrew Pollack lost his daughter Meadow in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Instead of waiting for lawmakers and school officials to agree on the appropriate response to the tragedy, he's getting to work on his own initiative. He shared information about his new Children’s Lives and School Safety campaign on social media last week.

"How many more kids have to be killed until we fix it?" Pollack asks in the video. After Columbine we should have fixed it. After Sandy Hook we should've fixed it. After just one death we should've fixed it. If our leaders had fixed it, then my daughter would still be alive."

He has a website to correspond with his campaign.

Children’s Lives and School Safety (CLASS) is devoted to helping parents advocate for the security of children and school personnel in schools. We believe children deserve to be in a protected environment during their school day so they can focus on learning. The safety of our children is a common goal for all Americans, regardless of their individual background or political affiliation.

Our party is the human party.

Pollack's son Hunter believes strongly in his father's initiative.

Unlike Parkland student activists who have spent their time demonizing the NRA and rejecting recent congressional efforts to boost school security because the bills don't mention the word "gun," Pollack supported the STOP School Violence Act. The bipartisan legislation improves communication between local law enforcement and schools and improves school security. In fact, 13 of the families who lost a child in the Parkland shooting support the effort.