Andrew Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow, was killed during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, issued an ultimatum to the government and schools: implement security over summer break, or parents should keep their kids home from school.
In a now-deleted tweet, Pollack, who has been a staunch advocate for increasing security in schools, explained that summer break is coming up and it’s time for the government and schools to act.
“If the government and the schools don’t put more security in to protect the sitting duck students and teachers this summer then I encourage EVERY parent in America to NOT send their kids back to school in the fall,” he tweeted.@AndrewPollackFL/Twitter
He later tweeted that every parent should contact their principals and school boards to demand metal detectors, armed security, and limited entries to be implemented for the upcoming school year.
“If not I would suggest homeschooling,” he added.
Summer break is coming up . I suggest every parent contact their principals and school boards to demand that metal detectors and armed security with limited entries are in place for the new school year! If not I would suggest home schooling .
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) May 20, 2018
Since the loss of his teenage daughter, Pollack has advocated for and worked with legislators to implement school safety measures, which he views as a more immediately obtainable solution than gun control.
“There should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it!” he said during a listening session with President Donald Trump immediately following the massacre.
He added that had he known what would happen to his daughter, he “would have been at the school every day if I knew it was that dangerous.”
Following the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, Pollack tweeted that had any of the previous three administrations done something to protect schools, his daughter would be alive and the most recent shooting wouldn’t have happened.