Stand With Parkland President To Discuss School Safety Ahead of Midterms

October 26, 2018 by TWN Staff
Tony Montalto, left, speaks during a press conference as others, including Fred Guttenberg, April Schentrup, and Max Schachter, listen in the background Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Sunrise, Fla. The parents of students killed in the Parkland massacres spoke during a news conference where they called for changes in the school system, naming the school board's "poor performance" as a specific target. "The Broward County School Board has failed to properly secure the county's 234 schools for the upcoming school year," according to a statement from Stand With Parkland, the National Association of Families for Safe Schools. "Their lack of leadership and constant reversal of policy positions has put our students and teachers at risk for the beginning of school next week." (Taimy Alvarez/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Tony Montalto, President of Stand with Parkland, a school safety advocacy organization comprised of all 17 families of the victims of the Parkland shooting, discussed school safety this week ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Tony is the father of Gina Montalto, one of the students who was killed in the shooting.

“Our group has come together, even through diversity, to advocate for safer schools…Our mission is to bring people together to start a conversation from everyone who is looking at the subject and find compromise and consensus and then bring those compromise positions to our political leaders to make either policy or to enact laws to keep the students and the teachers safe.” Watch the full interview.

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