Two Parkland shooting parents running for Broward School Board

Scot Peterson's $8K-plus pension: It pays to be cowardly

Scot Peterson's $8K-plus pension: It pays to be cowardly

The parents of two victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have filed papers to run for positions on the Broward County School Board. The Petty family has also created a nonprofit, The WalkUp Foundation, in honor of Alaina.

Alyssa and Alaina were both killed in the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Petty said he wants to "represent parents all over the district who deserve to have their children come home to them every afternoon".

They're also calling for transparency and accountability.

"I had no idea the impact school board has on children and safety", Petty said.

That includes questions about the district's controversial discipline program, PROMISE.

"We just need to fix the execution and implementation problems that plague the district", Petty said.

When discussing Cruz's participation in the PROMISE program, Alhadeff made it clear that the school district was not being transparent.

Petty said he and Alhadeff helped pass state laws strengthening gun control in the months after the shooting, but said "there's a lot more to do". "Otherwise, are they hiding something?" "I'm still not satisfied with the answers to the questions I asked back then".

Alhadeff is running for District 4 and Petty filed for candidacy for the at-large seat, District 8. Freedman couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday.

Alhadeff is a former classroom teacher, according to the SunSentinel.

"It is my duty to make sure these schools are safe", she added.

Petty is a telecom, media and technology entrepreneur who previously served as vice president of product development and innovation at ADT. Korn also has a third challenger, 19-year-old activist Elijah Manley.

But she and Petty do not favor firing Runcie.

"I actually love the Democratic process", she said. "And the only way I'm going to do that is if I get on the school board to make those decisions and make those changes".

Alhadeff and Petty are being endorsed by a group of Parkland parents called Concerned Citizens of Broward County.

The parents of two Parkland shooting victims are taking their fight to the school district board in an attempt to see that changes are effectively implemented.

Both were scheduled to officially announce their candidacies on Tuesday.

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