PA Auditor General Visits Pittsburgh During National School Walkout

Eugene DePasquale Impressed With Students He Is Committed To Protecting

Robert Mangino
March 14, 2018 - 6:56 pm
School Crossing

By Jennifer Bloodworth for NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale was in Pittsburgh to discuss school safety as students across the nation walked out of class demanding change.

Students in Pittsburgh joined nearly 1 million others in the #ENOUGH National School Walkout at 10 a.m. Wednesday, marking one month since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

“Regardless of political point of view, I’m just incredibly impressed with the young men and women all over the country … of them standing up and really letting their voice be heard,” DePasquale told the KDKA Radio Afternoon News Wednesday. “They’re going to basically hold politicians and the adults accountable to make sure that there schools get safer.”

DePasquale says this shooting has a better chance at affecting change than previous ones such as Sandy Hook, where younger victims were not close to voting age or able to advocate for themselves.

“These kids are speaking for themselves and they’ve started a movement all over the country.”

DePasquale has already announced his plans to improve school safety based on previous audits, and believes mass shooting prevention depends on a broad discussion across several topics.