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Parents of Stoneman Douglas victims to announce School Board run

Parents of Stoneman Douglas victims to announce School Board run

Lori Alhadeff and Ryan Petty, whose daughters Alyssa Alhadeff and Alaina Petty were two of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, are running to bring "accountability and transparency" to the board, they told Politico.

The parents of two victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have filed papers to run for positions on the Broward County School Board. Since the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that claimed the life of her daughter, Alhadeff has started a nonprofit organization called Make Schools Safe Inc.

They also criticized the district for what they see as a lack of openness, including failing to respond to requests for public information and changing stories about Cruz's involvement in the controversial Promise program, which provides alternatives to arrests for certain misdemeanors.

"We just need to fix the execution and implementation problems that plague the district", Petty said. "He's implemented a lot of changes", Alhadeff said. "I want to do everything possible to make this school system a model that other districts will look and try to replicate". "I'm still not satisfied with the answers to the questions I asked back then".




Alhadeff is a former classroom teacher, according to the SunSentinel.

"It is my duty to make sure these schools are safe", she added. "This isn't about replacing the superintendent", Petty said about his candidacy.

He is challenging incumbent Donna Korn, 46, for the at-large county seat. "I'm looking forward to speaking to all the successes we have had in the school district and address all the places we still have to get better".

The Broward County School Board represents the nation's sixth-largest school district. 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.