FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two dad and mom who misplaced youngsters in February’s bloodbath at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College introduced their candidacy for county college board seats Tuesday, saying they need to enhance security and enhance accountability.
Ryan Petty, a telecom and know-how entrepreneur, stated he needs to assist restore the Broward County College Board to its correct perform as an oversight physique for the administration, saying he thinks that has been misplaced. He’s operating for an at-large seat on the board, whereas Lori Alhadeff is operating within the district that features town of Parkland, the place Stoneman Douglas is positioned.
“We have devoted ourselves to vary a system that might permit any person like Nicolas Cruz to fall by way of the cracks,” stated Petty, referring to the 19-year-old former Stoneman Douglas scholar whom police have recognized because the shooter. Petty’s daughter Alaina was certainly one of 14 college students and three college officers killed.
Ryan stated he and Alhadeff helped cross state legal guidelines strengthening gun management within the months after the capturing, however stated “there’s much more to do.”
Alhadeff, a former instructor with a grasp’s diploma in schooling, stated she helps giving children second possibilities. However she thinks modifications ought to be made to a middle-school mentoring program geared toward steering youngsters away from the prison justice system. This system has been scrutinized because the college capturing. Broward County college officers revealed final week that Cruz had taken half in it.
“We have gone from the entire excessive of over-disciplining children to not disciplining children, which is what we have now now,” stated Alhadeff, whose daughter Alyssa was amongst these killed on the college.