ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Governor Bill Walker on Monday said he’s looking into ways to improve school safety in Alaska after the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school last week left 17 people dead.
Walker recently returned from the National Governors Association meeting in Washington DC, where he says he had a chance to meet with Florida Governor Rick Scott.
“[The shooting] was very much the dominant issue of the National Governors Association,” Walker said. “We are looking at Alaska. We have put together a team internally, as well as talked to some folks externally, about what we can do to make our schools safer.”
Walker said he had nothing further to announce on the issue Monday morning, adding that more details would be released in the coming weeks.
“Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones,” Walker said. “We’re going to certainly look and see if there are things we can do that are unique to Alaska that can make our schools safer.”