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Father of Florida high school shooting victim to speak in Cincinnati Monday

Fred Guttenberg wants stronger gun laws
Father of Florida high school victim here Monday
Father of Florida high school victim here Monday
Posted at 8:30 PM, Apr 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 13:52:45-04

Editor's note: A prior version of this story misstated the number of people fatally shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. WCPO regrets this error.

CINCINNATI - The father of a 14-year-old student slain in the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school will be in Cincinnati Monday to promote gun safety and advocate for new gun laws, according to event sponsors.

Fred Guttenberg of Parkland, Florida, will join Hamilton County Democrats for a discussion at 5:30 p.m. at The Transept, 1205 Elm St., in Over-the-Rhine, according to a news release.

Guttenberg’s daughter, Jaime, was one of 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 by a gunman using a semi-automatic weapon.

WATCH Guttenberg speak on MSNBC below.

Since then, Guttenberg has appeared often on network and cable TV to advocate for stronger gun laws. He has spoken on Capitol Hill and confronted Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in an emotional plea during a live forum.  

“Every time one of these incidents happens, the conversation afterwards is always way too polite, way too comfortable and way too temporary,” Guttenberg said, according to the release. “I’m not going away. This will not be temporary. I intend to be part of breaking the gun lobby.”

The public is invited to Monday’s event. Attendees are encouraged to wear orange for all victims of gun violence. Donations can be made to a non-profit organization called Orange Ribbons for Jaime at