Andrew Pollack: Father of Parkland shooting victim fighting for change

Posted at 12:06 AM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 04:19:20-05

Andrew Pollack lost his daughter Meadow at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Since that day he has been fighting for change, to make sure, he says, he is the last father to lose a child to a school shooting. 

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Andrew will be among the parents meeting with Governor Scott Friday in Tallahassee.

He is fighting for safer schools. 

"School safety, mental illness, the police being able to do their jobs," he says. 

The bill raises the minimum age to buy a gun to 21. It allows certain school staff to be armed after training. It also provides additional funding for more school resource officers and mental health. 

Andrew worked with both sides of the aisle in Tallahassee this week. 

"I was on the floor with lawmakers," he said. 

To ensure lawmakers passed the bill, he worked with lawmakers like Rep. Jared Moskowitz. 

"Would this have prevented a Parkland, the answer is yes,"

He also spoke to Rep. Bill Hager. 

" We got about right, did everything we can."

"If this bill didn't pass what does that say about our nation if we can't get this bill passed with 17 murders," Andrew said. "Think he's going to be behind the bill, then I have something to go with." 

He will continue to keep 'Meadow's Movement' going. 

"Doesn't stop just in Florida, it's not enough."