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2 parents who lost their kids in the Parkland shooting are running for county school board

Two parents whose children were killed in the mass shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School announced Tuesday they are running for the Broward County School Board.

Lori Alhadeff and Ryan Petty said they will enact change so troubled students like the school gunman won't "fall through the cracks." Alhadeff's daughter, Alyssa, and Petty's daughter, Alaina, were among the 17 people murdered in the February 14 shooting. Alhadeff is running for the District 4 seat, and Petty is vying for the at-large countywide District 8 seat, CNN reports.

In addition to focusing on school safety, Alhadeff and Petty said they will push for more transparency and accountability. As a member of the school board, Petty said, "I can represent parents all over the district who deserve to have their children come home to them every afternoon after school." Primary elections will be held Aug. 28, with the general election on Nov. 6.