Andrew Pollack partners with Byrna to make Florida schools safer

On January 4, 2022, Parkland’s father Andrew Pollack’s 501c3 “Meadows Movement” will donate eight backpacks, each containing an AR gun, to the Florida Bradford County Sheriff’s Office for use in schools across the Bradford County.

Pollack lost her 18-year-old daughter, Meadow, in the heinous criminal attack that claimed the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School on February 14, 2018.

He says he founded the “Meadows Movement” as a way to fight for “[ensure] sure other parents will never have to go through what I (and so many other parents) have had to go through.

When Pollack presents the backpacks to the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office, each will be paired with an Adams Arms AR pistol.

The backpack/AR gun combination means that sheriff’s staff serving as school resource officers (SROs) won’t have to run to a locker or patrol car in order to retrieve a firearm chambered in a longer cartridge. larger than a traditional handgun. Instead, the AR gun will be on their person and immediately accessible. It saves time and time saves lives.

By the way, the backpacks are also equipped with a bulletproof vest to help protect the ORS when confronting and stopping the attackers.

File/A memorial for Meadow Pollack, one of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, stands in a park in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 16, 2018. (RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty)

The backpacks were donated to “Meadows Movement” by Byrna, a company specializing in self-defense tools.

Pollack told Breitbart News, “I was fortunate to partner with Byrna, which is such a great company. They have the same vision as me. They need to save lives and give law enforcement the tools needed to level the playing field against evil.(Pollack and Byrna have become so close through their work together for safer schools that he is now their head of public safety.)

Breitbart News also spoke with Will Hartley, the Bradford County Superintendent of Schools. Hartley noted that his district has a total of six facilities and those already have some teachers and staff armed for class defense.

He thinks adding ORS to AR guns is an extra and necessary layer of protection to keep kids safe.

In this screenshot from the RNC's livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Andrew Pollack, father of Meadow Pollack who was killed in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, addresses the virtual convention on the 24th August 2020. The convention is being held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, but will include speeches from various locations, including Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, DC.

File / In this screenshot from the RNC’s live stream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Andrew Pollack, father of Meadow Pollack who was killed in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, speaks to the virtual convention on August 24, 2020.

Hartley said: “I wish more people could have it. Because if someone comes to your campus and they have a long gun, we need to be able to meet their strength with the same kind of strength. Backpacks with AR guns perfectly align with our belief that if someone comes to your campus, we should have every right to stop that threat with any means necessary.

Hartley’s desire for other school districts to be prepared was echoed by Pollack, who pointed out that the “Meadows Movement” has more funds to help other police departments and/or school districts put in vital tools. in the hands of the ORS.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the author/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is a political analyst for Armed American Radio and an ambassador for Turning Point USA. AWR Hawkins holds a doctorate in military history, with a focus on the Vietnam War (Brownwater Navy), the United States Navy since its inception, the Civil War, and early modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Contact him directly at


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