Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for an end to violence in schools on Thursday, the day after at least 17 people were killed in a shooting at a South Florida high school.
“The violence has to stop. We cannot lose another child in this country to violence in a school,” Scott told reporters in Parkland, Fla.
“Next week in Tallahassee, I’m going sit down with state leaders. We’re going have a real conversation about two things. How do we make sure when a parent is ready to send their child to school, that in Florida, that parent knows that child is going to be safe,” he said.
“Number two, how do we make sure that individuals with a mental illness do not touch a gun? We need to have a real conversation so we have public safety for our schools in this state,” he continued.
“I want to make sure that my children, my grandchildren, yours, everybody in this state, can wake up and be safe.”
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