2. Victim Alaina Petty's mother holding a photo of Alaina
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ryan Petty, Father of Douglas shooting victim:
"Today we have gathered to support passage of legislation aimed at improving safety of children and teachers in our schools. Our message is simple; We must be the last families to lose loved ones to mass murder in a school. This time must be different and we demand action."
4. Various of group of parents standing, holding photos of their children
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ryan Petty, Father of Douglas shooting victim:
"We implore our state leaders and specifically the Florida legislature, to demonstrate the ability to take action."
6. The mother of victim Luke Hoyer holding a photo of her son
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Ilan Alhadeff, Father of Douglas shooting victim:
"Our daughter was our life. Part of us died that day. My daughter was shot in the heart, in the spine, in the femur, in the femoral artery. If she lived she would have been paralyzed for life. Part of us died that day."
8. Portrait of Alyssa Alhadeff
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Ilan Alhadeff, Father of Douglas shooting victim:
"When it comes to weapons and guns, that's a fight for another day and that might be all part of this in the end, and there are plenty of folks fighting that battle, I'm not ready to fight that battle here. What I'm ready to fight for is this school. This school, the school next to it and the schools all around. That's what I'm ready to fight for."
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Ilan Alhadeff, Father of Douglas shooting victim " And many of you are hurting with us. And if you're hurting that bad than stand up for what you believe in."
11. Alyssa Alhadeff's mother holding a portrait of her daughter
12. Wide shot of parents
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Fred Guttenberg, Father of Douglas shooting victim:
"What was your child to you? This was one of my two children. This child was my life. Every day, every day feels like a broken day in my house now because she is no longer with us. The idea that we have to stand here today to make it clear to the legislators in Tallahassee, after an incident like this our unity, is unfortunate, but we are unified. And that's what I want to talk about today. What I want all of you to know is we actually spent our morning today in a conference discussing school safety and security. All of these families, all of these families are together on the need to do something with regards to school safety and security."
14. Portrait of Victim Alex Schachter
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Max Schachter, Father of Douglas shooting victim
"The Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Broward Sheriff's office, the legislators, they all failed me, my son, all these 16 families."
The families of the 17 Florida high school massacre victims called on the state legislature to pass a bill they believe would improve security at the state's schools.
Reading a statement outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Monday, father Ryan Petty implored the legislature to pass Gov. Rick Scott's proposal that seeks adding armed security guards, keeping guns away from the mentally ill and improving mental health programs for at risk teens.
Petty's 14-year old-daughter Alaina was killed in the Feb 14 shooting, along with 13 schoolmates and three staff members.
Monday, the Florida Senate named a program that will allow some teachers to carry guns in schools after an assistant high school football coach who was killed in a school shooting on Feb. 14 in Broward County.
On Monday, the senate amended its school safety bill to limit which teachers could volunteer to go through law enforcement training and carry guns in schools. Any teacher who does nothing but work in a classroom would be exempt from the program, but teachers who perform other duties, such as serving as a coach, and other school employees could still participate. Others exceptions would be made for teachers who are current or former law enforcement officers, members of the military or who teach in a Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps program.
The amendment also names the program for Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Feb. 14 shootings.. He has been hailed as a hero for shielding students during the attack. The Senate also voted to name the program after Aaron Feis, a 37-year-old assistant coach and security specialist who graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in 1999 and worked mainly with the junior varsity, living in nearby Coral Springs with his wife and daughter.