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PARKLAND (CBSMiami) – The father of one of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting is sharing his thoughts on the interrogation and is also calling for Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie to resign.
“That confession was just a way of trying to avoid the death penalty. It was premeditated. He knew what he was going to do months in advance,” said Andrew Pollack whose daughter, Meadow, was one of the 17 victims in the mass shooting.
Wednesday night, Pollock held a conference call discussing the failures of the Broward School District in keeping students safe.
Some of those who participated are calling for the resignation of Superintendent Runcie but want to know how the district would move forward.
“My question is once we run the superintendent out of town, which he deserves to be run out of town, what’s the process for getting a new superintendent and who decides that and how does that process work?” asked one man who was participating in the conference call.
Click here to see the Safety and Security Update fact sheet from Wednesday’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas news conference.
Superintendent Runcie was on hand at Marjory Stoneman Douglas taking part in a guided tour showing off upgrades one week before the start of the new school year.
Fully equipped portables are connected electronically to all other buildings on campus.
The facilities were fast tracked and installed in two months to serve as classrooms, restroom and more now that the infamous 1200 building where the mass shooting happened is off limit.
Superintendent Runcie says the first day will be like no other.
“It will be emotional. It will be difficult as we remember the victims’ families, faculty and staff and everyone in this entire community,” said Superintendent Runcie.
Runcie named more than a dozen new security measures ready to greet students on day one.
The changes are district-wide but with a focus on Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
The changes include single points of entry, controlled access card readers, 2,300 new surveillance cameras installed across Broward schools, double the security at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and perhaps most controversial at the school, metal detectors to be launched for now in trial use.
“When we find areas where we need to make some adjustments we need to fix something we’ll get it fixed,” said Superintendent Runcie.
Thursday parents of the victims plan to hold a news conference to formally call for Runcie’s resignation.
Click here to see Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School safety enhancements and portable classrooms.