US Some teachers in Florida can carry guns inside classrooms now
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As of October 1, some Florida teachers can carry firearms on campus.
The measure isthat Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in May. The legislation was based on recommendations made in response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018.
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to implement at least one school-safety officer per public school. The definition is broad and could include a school resource officer, law enforcement official employed by the district, a school security guard or a school guardian.
Before the bill was passed, teachers were prohibited from serving as "guardians" in schools, according to the bill's text.
But that was before the Parkland massacre.
In 2018, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission founded the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program. Named for the Parkland faculty member who was, the program allows schools to arm teachers and staff or personnel hired specifically as guardians in the case of an armed attack.
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Guardians must pass psychological and drug screenings and complete at least 144 hours of training, according to the.
School districts may opt-in to the program, but the bill doesn't require teachers or districts to participate.
So far, 39 out of Florida's 67 counties opted to participate in the program, including Broward County, despite the school board's.
Some districts already arm teachers. Others have banned it
Arming teachers was already legal in some school districts before the mass shooting in Parkland. Since then, the debate around guns in schools has only grown more contentious.
In August, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed legislation banning school districts from arming teachers, one in a bundle of bills meant to strengthen firearm regulations in the state.
"The answer to the gun violence epidemic plaguing this country has never been and will never be more guns," he said at the time.
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School districts in Texas, Utah, Arkansas and South Dakota havefor several years, though the length and frequency of required training varies by state.
All states except Hawaii, New Hampshire and Wyoming ban people from bringing guns on K-12 campuses, though eight allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry their weapons at school or have no law on the subject, according to the.
The Florida law went into effect on the second anniversary of thethat killed 58 people. It remains the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Two years earlier on the same date,at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon.
Florida begins arming teachers as large school districts rebuff controversial program .
Starting this month, teachers in seven Florida school districts are locked and loaded. The law expands on a safety measure known as the "guardian" program. The program was created in response to the February 2018 Parkland massacre but did not allow teachers to carry guns, in part due to the recommendation of former Gov. Rick Scott. Under the original law, guardians were either non-instructional personnel who volunteered, or employees--such as school resource officers-- hired specifically to protect students.
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