My how things are changing in the world, and not exactly in a good way. In a new Florida school bill, teachers will now be allowed to carry firearms. I understand the concern with school shootings happening more these days, but is this really the answer? I wonder if other states will pass similar bills in the future. Scary times, I tell ya.
A new bill has been approved by the Florida House committee that would allow the arming of teachers in classrooms.
The Sun-Sentinel reports the bill, gives educators the option to carry weapons on school grounds. The legislation was made following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. It also indicates that educators must have the approval of the school board before carrying a weapon school grounds.
For the teachers who volunteer, they are required to pass a psychological test as well as a drug test, participate in 144 hours of firearms training, and hold a valid concealed weapon permit.
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