'I'm Not Going to Sleep': Victim's Father Calls for School Safety Laws at Trump Session
A Florida school shooting victim’s father thanked the White House on Wednesday for holding a listening session with victims and their families, adding that he pledged to find a solution to school shootings.
"How many schools - how many children have to get shot?" Andrew Pollack asked. His daughter, Meadow, was killed in the Feb. 14 violence.
"I'm very angry that this happened, because it keeps happening," he said, adding that "9/11 happened once and they fixed everything."
Pollack said the first issue that must be addressed by the government is school safety and not gun control. "I'm not going to sleep until it's fixed," he said. "Mr. President, we're going to fix this."
"We protect airports. We protect concerts, stadiums, embassies, the Dept. of Education that I walked in today, that has a security guard in the elevator."@POTUS meeting with students and teachers in wake of Florida school shooting - Part 3. pic.twitter.com/BjteB5OSyj
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He added: "The right idea is school safety. It's not about gun laws right now."
Flanked by his two sons, who also addressed President Trump, Pollack reminded the audience that the only place he can visit his daughter now is in a cemetery in North Lauderdale, Fla.
"I'm a man, but to see my children go through this, to bury their sister," he said. "I didn't think this was going to happen for me."
Pollack noted that most public buildings have serious security details, saying that the elevator he rode while visiting the Department of Education was staffed by its own security guard.
He and his sons added that they plan to work with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to solve the school safety problem.
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