All of us make mistakes. The key is to acknowledge them, learn, and move on. The real sin is ignoring mistakes, or worse, seeking to hide them. — Robert Zoellick

Add another to the ever-growing list of sins committed by Superintendent Robert Runcie and the Broward County School Board, in…


Now that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission’s initial report has been sent to the Florida Governor and to the leaders of the Florida House & Senate, I’d like to share a few of the recommendations that went into the report, recommendations that I was privileged to work on…


As many of you know, since the killing of our daughter Alaina at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland Florida on Valentines Day, Kelly (my wife) and I have been searching, studying, & looking for solutions to eliminate the national scourge of school shootings. When it comes to solutions…


U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met with supporters and critics of an Obama-era directive on school discipline on Wednesday. Secretary DeVos is considering changes to the directive and possibly repealing the guidelines outlined therein.

That 2014 directive, issued jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, put school districts…


In what I view as further support for state and Federal “Red Flag” legislation allowing law enforcement to seek an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” sometimes referred to as a “Gun Violence Restraining Order”, a report released today from the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), part of the United States Secret…


Yesterday I had an opportunity to talk about #WalkUp on national TV. I was invited to be on the Michaela Pereira show on @HLNTV. The idea behind #WalkUp is not mine. In fact, I saw it on a Facebook post from a friend of a friend. …


UPDATED 23-Mar-2018: All families have now had an opportunity to sign the letter. See updated link below.Once again, the families of the victims of the senseless violence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School unite in support of legislation to improve school safety and ensure this time will be different! #STOPSchoolViolenceAct

Once again, the families of the victims of the senseless violence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School unite in support of legislation to improve school safety and ensure this time will be different! #STOPSchoolViolenceAct

March 16, 2018

The Honorable Senator Mitch McConnell
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510


On March 14, 2018 I was asked to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the school shooting which took the life of my daughter Alaina and 16 other souls at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a one month prior, on Valentines Day. …

Ryan Petty

Ryan Petty is the father of Alaina Petty, killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. @rpetty keybase.io/rpetty & ryanpetty.com

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