A day before the 1 year anniversary of the horrific massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida; the Governor has called for Grand Jury investigation into the attack and response.
According to Reuters, on Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called for a state grand jury to investigate the 2018 school massacre in Parkland which claimed the lives of 17 people, pledging accountability for any local failures that led to the deadliest US high school shooting.
DeSantis reportedly petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for the investigation one day before the first anniversary of the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
While flanked by parents of the slain, DeSantis said at a new conference, “They are going to have the power – subpoena and otherwise – to get to the facts and get to the truth.”
The Republican governor is formally asking the Florida Supreme Court to create the 18-member grand jury. The grand jury would have the power to investigate and ultimately return indictments.
DeSantis said he also wants the grand jury to investigate if districts are diverting money they received for school safety programs, According to NBC 6.