‘FUND SCHOOL SAFETY’: Parkland Victim’s Dad Runs Down What We Need to Protect Schools

Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter Meadow in the Parkland school shooting in 2018, has some suggestions for improving school safety in the wake of the events in Uvalde, Texas. Pollack, who is the author of Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created the Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Student, shared his thought son Twitter.

“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?”

Pollack is, of course, referring to the billion in Ukrainian aide that was recently approved.

“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 told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in 2018.

“It’s a process,” he added. “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.”