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State capitol holds moment of silence for Parkland victims

State capitol holds moment of silence for Parkland victims
State capitol holds moment of silence for Parkland victims
Posted at 4:34 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 16:34:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - The state capitol held a moment of silence Thursday morning. 

Governor Ron DeSantis and his wife Casey joined cabinet members, dozens of legislators, law enforcement officers and others for the moment of silence, followed by the ringing of a bell 17 times in remembrance of each victim.

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed during the school shooting, says each day continues to be painful. 

"This is everyday life, for every parent who loses a kid like I did. We live it every single day. For today to be any different, it's not," said Pollack. "Every day is the same pain, from when you wake up until when you go to sleep." 

Following last year's mass shooting, state lawmakers passed sweeping legislation that addressed mental health, school safety and gun control.

With the 2019 legislative session just weeks away, a wide variety of bills have again been filed, ranging from stricter gun control to potentially arming some classroom teachers to repealing the 2018 bill in its entirety.