Hanna apologizes for language used at March For Our Lives Rally

Hanna apologizes for language used at March For Our Lives rally
Posted at 2:00 PM, Mar 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-30 14:00:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Superintendent of Schools Rocky Hanna released a statement apologizing for some of the language he used during the March For Our Lives Rally last weekend. 

In his statement Hanna says: 

Now that the emotion from this past Saturday’s march with our students is over, I’ve had a chance to reflect on the remarks I made during the rally. I would like to apologize for some of the language I used to convey my feelings about arming school employees.

Throughout my career I have never worried about being politically correct and sometimes my passion for an issue, or cause, clouds my better judgment and choice of words.

There are leaders on both sides of this important issue and as superintendent I must remain respectful of other points of view. I know at the end of the day we are all in agreement something must be done to ensure that what happened in Parkland never happens again. In the future, I will be sensitive of the opinions of others and deliver my message accordingly.

Again, I would like to sincerely apologize if I offended anyone with my remarks—I care deeply for our kids and want to do my very best to protect them.  

We continue to keep the families and all those impacted by the senseless acts at Stoneman Douglas in our thoughts and prayers.