Pollack in 2019
Andrew Scot Pollack
February 18, 1966
Oceanside, New York, U.S.
(m. 1994; div. 2008)
Jullie Phillips (m. 2017)
|Children||3, including Hunter Pollack|
Andrew Scot Pollack (born February 18, 1966) is an American author and school safety activist. His 18-year-old daughter Meadow Pollack was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018.
Pollack is credited with helping to pass the "Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act" (Florida Senate Bill: 7026). He has met with President Donald Trump and his cabinet, Florida governor Rick Scott, and many lawmakers. Pollack is actively fighting to increase more federal funding to increase school security in every school across the nation. He believes that bulletproof glass, metal detectors, enhanced door lock systems, ID checkpoints, and "school marshals" can help prevent school shootings.
On September 10th, 2019, Pollack released his book, Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students, alongside education expert and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Max Eden.
Meadow Jade Pollack (October 5, 1999 – February 14, 2018) is the daughter of Andrew Pollack and a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who was murdered in the shooting. Meadow was shot four times and had attempted to avoid the shooter while struggling to get into a classroom. Teachers and students were not able to open the classroom door. Her father told CBN that as the shooter returned, Meadow covered another student (who died in the shooting) in an attempt to protect them. She was then shot five more times, killing her and the other student she shielded, Cara Loughran, a freshman.
Meadow's death prompted her father to found Meadow's Movement, a movement fighting for increased school security to prevent future school massacres.
On February 21, 2018, Andrew and his two sons attended a White House listening session hosted by President Donald Trump that consisted of siblings and friends of slain victims along with survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. He spoke extensively on the topic of school security, claiming that schools do not have the same level of security as airports, stadiums, and embassies. Pollack raised that the September 11 attacks happened once and that measures were put in place to prevent it from ever happening again, also stating "There should have been one school shooting, and we should have fixed it!"
On April 20, 2018, Pollack launched his nonprofit organization Americans for Children's Lives and School Safety (CLASS).
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