Father of Parkland victim discusses 'Meadow's Movement' to end school gun violence

Posted at 2:09 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 08:40:11-05

Andrew Pollack has become a face for change.

His daughter Meadow was one of the 17 people murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

"She was the love of my life. Like any parent loves their kid," said Pollack. "Such a broad thing to talk about her because she was so incredible in so many different areas."

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He hears his daughter's voice every day. "That's what's empowering me to move forward."

It's empowering him to push for change.

"I'm like any other parent in this country. I'm not different than anyone else; it can happen to anyone and I don't want it to happen again," said Pollack. "They shouldn't have to think about someone stalking them in the school with a gun."

He says state leaders should be focused on improving school security.

"Metal detectors. Bulletproof windows and doors. Securing entrances. Hiring security companies to check to make sure our schools are safe. That's what it's about right now," said Pollack.

He supports Gov. Rick Scott's action plan.

He see's change coming.

"Meadow's Movement is sweeping the country about school safety. It's not about other agendas. It's about we want kids safe first and then do what you want," said Pollack.

He plans to be in Tallahassee Friday and Saturday as lawmakers take up school safety legislation.