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Father of slain Parkland student reacts to Santa Fe school shooting


PARKLAND, Fla. (CBS12) — Andrew Pollack who lost his daughter Meadow in the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School said the shooting in Texas on Friday was just another reminder of the day he lost his little girl.

“It’s in my heart every day," Pollack said. "I haven’t stopped thinking about my daughter since Feb. 14."

Pollack knows the pain parents in Santa Fe must be feeling as they learn their children will never be coming home.

“Nothing is going to make them feel better," Pollack said. It’s been three months and I don’t feel any ounce of better since the first day."

Pollack said those parents will feel empty from now on, like a shell of who they used to be.

“They’re going to be like I am now," he said. "So now there’s other people that are going to be walking around like me, like my life has changed forever. Now there’s going to be all those parents who are going to in just as bad of shape as me, as I am.”

Pollack said in order to prevent this from happening again, more must be done when it comes to school safety.

“It’s very simple," he said. "We need single entry points at schools, metal detectors, at the school to get in, and armed guards. That’s what every school is going to need and that’s what I’m working for with my not-for-profit.”

Pollack plans to travel to Texas to speak with the parents who lost their children sometime next week.

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