'Go to Hell': Parkland Victim's Father Unloads on Dem Gun-Grabbers in Viral Post


Andrew Pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, says it was Democrats and their policies that failed her and the other students.

Pollack’s daughter Meadow was killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, which took the lives of 17 students and teachers and injured 17 more.

On Thursday, he sent a blunt message to Democrats on Twitter: Go to hell.

Pollack started by writing, “What/who failed my daughter” and then listed that these were Democratic policies, a Democratic sheriff, a Democratic school superintendent, a Democratic school board and a Democratic teachers union.

In his tweet, he responded to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s pledge that Democrats will push through gun control measures if they take control of the U.S. House in the November midterm elections. Pelosi met with other Parkland parents and gun control activists Wednesday.

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“Now Nancy Pelosi is saying that if the Dems take back the House they will take away guns to honor Parkland victims,” Pollack wrote.

“From a victims dad, go to hell Dems,” he tweeted.

His tweet went viral, with more than 56,000 likes and nearly 24,000 retweets by Friday afternoon.

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Many have questioned what steps were taken by Broward County school officials to prevent the shooting.

The Miami Herald reported in May that the shooter had been referred to the school system’s PROMISE program back in 2013, its first year.

PROMISE, which stands for “Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education,” was designed to reduce school punishments and lower student arrests. The program gives students who commit any of over a dozen specific misdemeanors at school the opportunity to bypass the criminal justice system. As a substitute, students attend the program’s schooling and receive counseling and other support.

Some have criticized the school and the program for helping the shooter avoid criminal charges for his actions before the shooting, which might have prevented him from acquiring the weapon he used that day.

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Pollack tweeted a message to Pelosi a short time later on Thursday, writing, “If @NancyPelosi wants to discuss tightening background checks she should look at what allowed my daughter’s killer to PASS his. Failed Obama era leniency policies initiated by @RobertwRuncie, under reporting and inaction by @browardsheriff and FBI.”

Pollack is the founder of Americans for Children’s Lives and School Safety, an organization devoted to improving school security, increasing mental health services and establishing safety hotlines.

The organization’s mission statement reads, “Children’s Lives and School Safety (CLASS) is devoted to helping parents advocate for the security of children and school personnel in schools. We believe children deserve to be in a protected environment during their school day so they can focus on learning.

“The safety of our children is a common goal for all Americans, regardless of their individual background or political affiliation. Our party is the human party.”

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Karista Baldwin studied constitutional law, politics and criminal justice.
Karista Baldwin has studied constitutional law, politics and criminal justice. Before college, she was a lifelong homeschooler in the "Catholic eclectic" style.
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