Father of Parkland School Shooting Victim Appointed to Florida Board of Education
The father of a student who was killed in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was appointed to Florida's Board of Education by Gov. Rick Scott.
South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel reported that Andrew Pollack began his term on Friday, although the appointment still needs to be confirmed by Florida's Senate.
Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was shot nine times during the massacre last February, has been outspoken in his fight for safer schools since the shooting.
Thank you @ScottforFlorida for the appointment to the Fl DOE Board.
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) January 5, 2019
"What I hope to accomplish is accountability at a local level, to hold school boards accountable and superintendents accountable," he told the outlet Friday.
Pollack also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Scot Peterson, the sheriff's deputy who stood outside his daughter's school during the shooting but did not take action.
"I want accountability, and it's tough in Broward when you have a county run by Democrats who don't believe in accountability," he said on "Fox & Friends" in November.
The Sun-Sentinel also reported that Pollack has proposed an eight-point school safety plan in the wake of his daughter's death.
According to Pollack's website, the plan features components like increasing communication with parents, establishing school safety hotlines and monitoring school points of entry.