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Gov. Scott will not attend CNN town hall

Office says Scott will be in Tallahassee "meeting with state leaders to work on ways to keep Florida students safe."
 
Published Feb. 19, 2018|Updated Feb. 19, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott will not attend Wednesday night's CNN town hall about Parkland, his office said Monday.

"With only three weeks left of our annual legislative session, Governor Rick Scott will be in Tallahassee meeting with state leaders to work on ways to keep Florida students safe, including school safety improvements and keeping guns away from individuals struggling with mental illness," read a statement.

Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio will participate in the town hall, as will Rep. Ted Deutch.

In the aftermath of the shooting, Scott has come under intense scrutiny for his ties to the NRA.