Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Turner's Statement on Parkland, Florida School Shooting

February 15, 2018 -- "Like others, I am heartbroken by Wednesday’s senseless violence at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people lost their lives at the hands of a teenager with an AR-15 rifle according to investigators. Yesterday’s bloody rampage was this country’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012.

We are failing our children by not protecting them from these preventable acts of gun violence inside schools or other institutions of learning. While I offer my condolences and prayers to the victims and their loved ones, faith without works is dead. Our country and our communities must do more by enacting sensible legislation and policies, lest we grow numb to these horrific acts while we wait and wonder when the next one will take place."