Between January and December 2017, 28 incidents of mass attacks, during which three or more persons were harmed, were carried out in public places within the United States. These acts violated the safety of the places we work, learn, shop, relax, and otherwise conduct our day-to-day lives.1 The resulting loss of 147 lives and injury to nearly 700 others had a devastating impact on our nation as a whole. The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) examined these 28 incidents, to identify key themes for enhancing threat assessment and investigative practices. Regardless of whether these attacks were acts of workplace violence, domestic violence, school-based violence, or terrorism, similar themes were observed in the backgrounds of the perpetrators
Governor Rick Scott appoints Ryan Petty to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission. I will work tirelessly to ensure that we learn the lessons from the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, so we can make our schools safer and avoid the mistakes that lead to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas on February 14th, 2018.