In the shadow of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, a developer wants to build a Parkland charter school chock-full of extra security measures such as “non-scalable” double perimeter fences and bullet proof glass.
“It will have more safety features than any school in Florida,” pledged Mike Moskowitz, the Somerset Parkland Academy’s lawyer/lobbyist.
The super safe school is seeking approval to teach 1,280 K-8th Grade students in a new two-story building at the northwest corner of University Drive and Hillsboro Boulevard.
The school was rejected by City Hall in 2017 because of fears it would cause too much traffic.
Somerset had already submitted new traffic plans before the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting on February 14. Developers withdrew the plans to increase security and resubmitted them.
The Parkland Planning and Zoning Board will discuss the new proposal on August 9.