In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 15, 2018, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas discussed school safety on the Conservative Circus with James T. Harris. Douglas extended her condolences to all those affected by the tragedy: “My heart just goes out, not only to the families who have lost loved ones, but also to the whole community.”
Douglas went on to discuss the importance of a safe learning environment: “If kids aren’t safe at their schools, no learning is going to happen.” After detailing ways she is trying to address school safety in Arizona, Douglas again expressed her sympathy for the Parkland community: “My heart and my prayers are with all of those folks in Florida. We just pray that God watches over them.”
Read more about the interview in the Arizona Daily Independent or listen to it using the audio player embedded below.
Superintendent Douglas’ interview begins at minute 31 of the podcast (approximately 80% of the way through the episode).