Angry high school students were driven over to the governor’s office in Tallahassee on Wednesday. The kids stormed the Florida governor’s office and started chanting, “Where’s Rick Scott?!” After they could not meet with the governor the students chanted, “Shame on you!” Rick Scott was not in his office. He was at a funeral.
Via HotAir and The Hill: A spokeswoman for Scott’s office confirmed to The Hill that protesters delivered a petition and demanded an audience with Scott, who was not in the office at the time. The protesters represented students calling for stricter gun control following the high school shooting in South Florida last week.
Happening Now: Students chant 'Where is Rick Scott? Where is Rick Scott?' inside Florida statehouse. pic.twitter.com/TFtlLd93tU
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Scott’s office confirmed to The Hill that the governor on Wednesday attended a funeral for one of the 17 people killed in last Wednesday’s shooting, and plans to meet with groups of student protesters at 5 p.m. upon returning to his office.
Scott’s office said it had earlier in the day publicly posted the governor’s schedule, including the notice of meetings with students later in the day. MSNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Joy Reid had originally tweeted the students were “told [Scott was] too busy to meet with them.”