As someone that has had a child graduate from high school in the past five or six years I cannot fathom what any of the Parkland parents go through on a daily basis and quite honestly I really do not want to.
It’s one of those feelings that I can only imagine must feel like being sucked into a black hole every waking moment of the day.
That being said, this is one of those things that could have been prevented if only proper precautions were taken.
In most major cities there are enough police officers in schools that one police force for one school could form the police department of some small towns. It’s needed because schools are a place now where unfortunately anything can happen and as Parkland has shown does.
President Trump recognizes that and he has been trying to get our schools the proper protection that they need so no parent ever has to go through what the Parkland parents have had to go through. However there are people in Congress that are opposing this for reasons that have nothing to do with being concerned with child safety and they are going to eventually be the death of our children.
Parkland father Andrew Pollack is calling out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her fight against President Donald Trump’s efforts to protect teachers, students.
Pollack lost his daughter, Meadow, in the February 14, 2018, attack.
Trump’s School Safety Commission, headed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, submitted a report that presented numerous steps that could be taken to heighten school safety. One of those was doing away with an Obama administration rule that let kids prone to crime and/or dangerous behavior slip through the cracks.
Another step was to add more armed personnel on campus, particularly veterans and/or police. And Trump himself continued to push for armed teachers, as he has done since day one following the attack.
IJR reports that Pelosi responded by describing the report as an attempt “to roll back students’ civil rights and fill our classrooms with deadly firearms.”
She continued, “Not only are Republicans ignoring proven research and dismantling vital student anti-discrimination protections, they have blocked commonsense gun violence prevention measures and underfunded effective school climate practices, anti-bullying initiatives, after-school programs and school counselor supports.”
Pollack responded via Twitter:
When 17 people get murdered in school, politicians have 2 choices: find out why and #fixit or weaponize it for their own agendas and wait to do it all over again next time. @realdonaldtrump took the high route. You dishonor Parkland’s legacy and endanger other kids for retweets. https://t.co/G4NNqn28ki
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) December 24, 2018
God Bless him for his efforts.