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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Lawson Statement on School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

February 14, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) released the following statement in response to today’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.: 

“My heart breaks for the teachers and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School following today’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Our children go to school to learn, but are now faced with this reoccurring epidemic. It is unfortunate we are at this place again, and these senseless tragedies are happening far too often. There have been multiple school shootings in just the last two months and it is imperative that we do more to keep our children safe. Gun violence should not be tolerated and our government has to do its part by providing resources and proper security measures to ensure the safety of our children.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims’ families and the entire Broward County community.”