State leaders respond to Parkland high school shooting

Posted at 8:24 AM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 08:24:11-05

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla.-- State officials are responding to the Parkland school mass shooting.

Attorney General Pam Bondi told families that she will do all she can to help them during this tragedy. She said "I'm headed now to do my job as Attorney General and with my advocates provide counseling, funeral expenses and mental health counseling for all these traumatized victims as well."

Governor Rick Scott also offering his condolences to the victims saying, "I can't imagine what the families that are sitting there wondering if they've lost a family member. They don't know yet. Those that do know they've lost a family member, I just can't imagine how their lives have been changed."

The Governor has traveled to Parkland to meet with the Broward County Sheriff in the wake of the tragedy.

Governor Scott ordered flags across the state to be flown at half staff in honor and rememberance of the victims. Flags will remain at half staff until sunset on Monday. 

Florida Senator Bill Nelson says "enough is enough" in reaction to the tragic news.

During an interview, Sen. Nelson said "this is a bad day for Florida and for the country. And you can imagine the grief of parents right now.".