Rick Scott Calls For Automatic Death Penalty For School Shooters

This photo provided by the Metro Nashville Police Department shows officers at an active shooter event that took place at Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church, in Nashville, Tenn. Monday, March 27, 2023. Authorities say the suspect in a shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville is dead. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)
  • Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) said that there needs to be consideration about automatically giving the death penalty to school shooters after a shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, left three children and three adults dead.
  • Scott, who served as governor of Florida when the Parkland school shooting happened in 2018, expressed his prayers for the people who are “facing the unimaginable” in a tweet Monday.
  • “We need to consider an automatic death penalty for school shooters. Life in prison is not enough for the deranged monsters who go into our schools to kill innocent kids & educators. Pray for all facing the unimaginable in Nashville. This is horrible & must stop,” Scott tweeted.