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After their 14-year-olds were senselessly killed in the Parkland mass shooting, Lori Alhadeff and Ryan Petty chose to run for the Broward County School Board. "I want to do everything possible to make this school system a model that other districts will look and try to replicate".

The Broward County school district is the sixth largest in the nation and the second largest in Florida. Lori Alhadeff and Ryan Petty announced Tuesday that they are running because of the massacre, in which 17 students and staff members were killed. Broward County school officials revealed last week that Cruz had been referred to, but did not fully participate in the program when he was in middle school.

Petty will run for District 8, an at-large seat.

"I don't want Alyssa's life to be in vain", Alhadeff told Politico.

"I don't want any child to have to say to their mom, 'Mommy, am I going to die today if I go to school?' It is my job". The mission of her foundation is to make schools across the country safe for all students and faculty so that similar tragedies will be prevented in the future.

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When discussing Cruz's participation in the PROMISE program, Alhadeff made it clear that the school district was not being transparent.

"We've gone from the complete extreme of over-disciplining kids to not disciplining kids, which is what we have now", Alhadeff said.

Alhadeff and Petty said that if elected, they would work with the current Superintendent Robert Runcie to focus on the board's transparency and accountability. "He's implemented a lot of changes", Alhadeff said. Alhadeff is running for a seat based in Parkland, while Petty is running for a county-wide seat. "I felt an obligation to work on this legislation to honor my daughter and make sure this never happens again".

Both campaigns are linked to Broward Parents for Better and Safer Schools, a political action committee led by Democratic consultants that was set up after the shooting.

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