Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he’s “furious” over the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 people dead and pledged this morning to have “a real conversation about how we’re going to stop it.”
Scott made the comments during a morning interview with Fox and Friends.
After visiting with families of hospitalized shooting victims Wednesday night, Scott said, “They’re like me. They’re mad. I mean, how can this be going on in our society? We know that something has to change here. We cannot have this violence. We’ve got to keep our students safe.”
He added: “I’m furious that this could happen anywhere.”
Scott said he has spoken to Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, Browward County Sheriff Scott Israel, President Donald Trump, the FBI and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
“We’re going to find out what happened here and what we’re going to do is we’re going to have a real conversation about how we’re going to stop it,” Scott said.
“We’re going to figure this out. We’re going to keep our kids safe,” Scott said. “I want parents to wake up everyday and say ‘My child is going to go to a safe school.’”
Scott and Israel are scheduled to appear later this morning for a briefing on Wednesday’s shooting.