Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today participated in both Governor Rick Scott’s roundtable discussion and the workshop with Florida’s law enforcement community. Commissioner Putnam issued the following statement:
“I’m grateful to the Governor for his leadership in bringing people together today to focus on how we can keep our children safe. As a father of four children in public school, this tragedy hits mighty close to home.
“When someone sees something and says something, there ought to be an expectation that someone is going to do something about it. Any artificial barriers that exist between schools, law enforcement, mental health professionals and the FBI ought to be identified and swept away. There are too many instances where those barriers are standing in the way of safety, and that’s just not acceptable.
“Our kids and our teachers deserve to be in a safe learning environment. And we ought to give them that.”