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Father of Parkland Shooting Victim to Speak to School Employees and Community


JULY 11, 2019 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESafe Schools for Alex logo

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Director

352.671.7555 ◊ FAX: 352.671.7735 ◊ CELL: 352.840.3265






MARION COUNTY – Max Schachter, the father of Alex Schachter, one of 17 people killed in the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, will spend several hours in Marion County, sharing his story with school district employees and local residents.


Schachter is coming at the invitation of Superintendent Dr. Heidi Maier, who experienced his presentation in Tallahassee earlier this year.


He will speak to full-time employees (those currently working under contract) at a mandatory 2PM session on Monday, July 29.  Schachter will share the story of his son and how tragedy turns to triumph that touches hearts and inspires listeners to help keep all students even more safe than they already do. MCPS district-issued employee ID badges are required for entry to this 2PM presentation.


The same evening, Schachter will share his perspective with the community at 7PM.  Schachter will localize both presentations to appeal to district employees, teachers, parents, families, students, and anyone concerned with school security. Teachers attending will receive professional development points.


Admission to the 7PM session is free and open to the public.  A private donation covers speaking expenses for both presentations which honor Alex’s legacy and are not political in nature. 


Both sessions take place at First Baptist Church Ocala located at 2801 Southeast Maricamp Road in Ocala.


For more information, visit or contact my office.

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