MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Days after calls for his resignation, state representatives and community leaders hosted a press conference Tuesday in support of Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie.READ MORE: Storms Causing Flight Delays At South Florida Airports
The press conference was held at the Broward County Schools administration building in Fort Lauderdale.
Supporters argued that Runcie is not the problem and that he is doing his best to avoid another tragedy.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,520 New Cases, 9 Deaths Reported On Sunday
“The superintendent is not the one who put the gun in that monster’s hand, but the superintendent is the one who after these events happened brought resources to the students and the families,” a supporter said.
The superintendent has received harsh criticism in the aftermath of the February 14 deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Some community members and victim’s family members say he did not do enough and needs to be replaced.MORE NEWS: Former President Trump Targets McConnell, Pence During Speech To GOP Donors
Broward County Public Schools is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in Florida.