BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Mayor Marty Walsh offered his condolences after a gunman killed 17 people at a Parkland, Florida high school Wednesday.
"My heart goes out to the folks of Parkland, Florida," Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens. "You go through a lot of emotions--you go through thinking about what would happen if something like that happened in your city, and you get concerned about it. It's just a very sad situation."
Walsh said we have a connection to Parkland--their mayor was born here in Boston.
"I offered her our prayers and support here from Boston, and if there's anything that we can do at all for the folks of Parkland, just let me know," he said.
Walsh said the Boston School Department does a lot of work to prepare for incidents like the one in Florida, and said the Boston Police had active shooter training last year--but stressed that authorities have to be consistent in their training, not just in Boston but around the country.
"We had a conversation yesterday with the School Department, and we'll talk again today, just to reinforce what we do and make sure that our kids are safe," he said. "I don't know if we can protect our kids completely, but what we can do is make sure that there are proper safety protocol in place and processes in place if something like this were to happen."
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports