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Rick Scott Says His Prayers Are With The Broward Victims And Their Families, Promises To ‘Figure This Out’

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott offered his prayers and condolences to the victims of the Broward school shooting, on “Fox & Friends” Thursday and promised he will work to get to the bottom of the tragedy.

“My prayers are with you,” Scott, a Republican, said. “I can’t imagine a family member losing a loved one. I have daughters. I have grandchildren. I can’t imagine. And I imagine parents this morning are saying to themselves, you know, should my child go to school today? Are they going to be safe? And we’re going to figure this out. We’ve got to figure out how to keep our kids safe in this state.”

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“We’re going to find out exactly what happened here,” Scott continued. “I’ve spoken to the superintendent. I’ve been talking to the sheriff. I spoke with President Trump yesterday and Kirstjen Nielsen from homeland security. Spoken with the FBI. We’re going to find out what happened here. And what we’re going to do is we’re going to have a real conversation about how we are going to stop it.”

“I can tell you we’re going to figure this out,” he added. “We’re going to keep our kids safe. I want parents to wake up every day and say my child can is going to go to a safe school.”

Scott also mentioned the possibility of the state of Florida paying the funeral costs for the victims and said the state attorney general will release more details in the coming days.

“I know it’s what the attorney general has been working on. She also has victim’s advocates. She did the same thing after the pulse attack. she brought down victim advocates,” Scott concluded. “They were very, very helpful. I know the attorney general probably will be putting out some additional information about the funerals.”

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