Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter Meadow in the Parkland shooting in 2018, shared his thoughts in the wake of the tragic events in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday; Pollack says it’s time to fund school safety in America.
Pollack, who is the author of Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created the Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Student, stresses the importance of single-point entry, armed guards, and teacher training.
“Armed guard. Single point of entry. Teacher training. We send out $Billions to other countries all the time. Why not fund school safety in America?” Pollack said on Twitter.
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We send out $Billions to other countries all the time. Why not fund school safety in America?
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) May 25, 2022
Pollack is referring to the $40 billion in aide that was recently approved for Ukraine.
“When is enough going to be enough, where people say listen, we need to have single-point entries and metal detectors at the school just like in a courthouse or at a stadium. We’re safe in a stadium, but we let our kids go to school and they’re not safe,” Pollack told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in 2018.
“It’s a process,” he added. “It can’t just be one step, you know? There’s layers of security. So you have to start with the security of … entry points. You’ve gotta have limited entry points. You need metal detectors, and you need armed guards. It’s really three layers of security to protect our kids.”
Pollack spoke with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on The Ingraham Angle Tuesday night.
“It’s the parents —it’s your responsibility…to check where your children go to school,” Pollack said, reinforcing the importance of ensuring a single point of entry.
Watch the clip below:
Fox guest says it's parent's responsibility to ensure they don't send their kids to a school that's easy to shoot up pic.twitter.com/22Kd0KRiQp
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) May 25, 2022