Florida Governor After School Shooting: ‘The Violence Has To Stop’

MIRAMAR, FL - OCTOBER 10: Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks during a televised debate with former Florida Governor and Democratic candidate Charlie Crist at NBCUniversal/Telemundo 51 on October 10, 2014 in Miramar, Florida. Governor Scott is facing off against Crist in the November 4, 2014 governors race. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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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  1. Wow, this guy is the next Einstein. I’ve never heard such deep thoughts before. He clearly has above average intelligence. Such courage. He is seriously going to tackle this terrible crises. Amazing. Scott should really be our President.


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