Parents of Parkland victims announce run for school board seats

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

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

The SunSentinel reports 55-year-old Scot Peterson, who resigned and retired after the shootings, began receiving payments in April.

Both campaigns are linked to Broward Parents for Better and Safer Schools, a political action committee led by Democratic consultants that was set up after the shooting.

Petty and Alhadeff said the school district failed to properly respond to warning signs that Cruz was a troubled student with unsafe tendencies.

Both Alhadeff and Petty say they want to bring more security, accountability and transparency to the school system, Politico noted. "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".

"I'm running so I can represent parents all over the district who deserve to have their children come home to them", said Petty, who lost his daughter, Alaina, 14, in the shooting.

Alhadeff said discipline programs in the district have "gone from the complete extremes - from over-disciplining kids to not disciplining kids, which we have now".

"I think the district should be transparent with the information", Alhadeff said.

Currently Seat 8 is being held by Donna Korn, and District 4's seat is being held by Abby Freedman.

Alhadeff is a former classroom teacher with a master's degree in education. Petty works in the telecom industry.

But she and Petty do not favor firing Runcie.

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

The Broward County school district is the sixth largest in the nation and the second largest in Florida. He's challenging incumbent Ann Murray for the District 1 seat, which includes Hollywood, Hallandale Beach and Dania Beach. In addition to running for the school board, she and Petty said they would also continue to advocate for gun control, the Miami Herald reports.

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