Father Of Parkland Victim: ‘We Send Out Billions To Other Countries All The Time. Why Not Fund School Safety In America?’
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the shooting, at a meeting of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission in April.
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Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter Meadow in the horrific 2018 Parkland, Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, reacted to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas with advice to prevent further school shooting.

Pollack, the author of “Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created the Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students,” has advocated for a single-point entry and armed guards for schools since the 2018 shootings.

On Tuesday night, Pollack tweeted, “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?”

The United States recently approved roughly $40 billion for Ukraine.

In May 2018, three months after his daughter was killed, Pollack told CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “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 has also advocated for multiple layers of security to protect schools.

“It’s a process,” he has also said. “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.”

In February 2021, Pollack slammed President Biden for using the third anniversary of the Parkland shooting to push his gun control plan. Pollack told Newsmax TV’s Grant Stinchfield that he was disgusted with Biden’s course of action.

Pollack was asked by Stinchfield, “How do you sum up the state of school security three years later, and all the work that you’ve done to keep kids safe?”

“I was so disgusted that Biden, on the anniversary of my daughter getting murdered, announced — you know, his administration announced — that they were going to do all these, put all these gun control measures in place,” Pollack answered. “And he mentioned the Parkland shooting. Every one of those [gun control measures] that he wants to put in place wouldn’t have made a difference in my daughter getting murdered in Parkland. They’re not capable of looking at solutions.”

“What I did, I took a step back when the media — mainstream media — was attacking our Second Amendment,” he continued. “I took a step back, and I looked into the failures in Parkland, and I dissected them one by one, Grant, ’cause I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to help law enforcement with their response to a mass shooting, and that’s what I did. I came up with an organization called ‘School Safety Grant.’”

“Any law enforcement agency, I urge them to go on Go on my website, we dissect all the failures,” he stated. “When you put just gun control measures in, you mask solutions, okay, because they’re very simple-minded, you know, they’re not able to look at, really, the failures. And that’s what we did. There were so many failures in Parkland. All those students and the media, they jumped on the gun control bandwagon.” 

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