Parkland shooting panel backs legislation to arm teachers

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  • The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre recommended Wednesday that some teachers be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to stop future shootings.
  • The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission voted 13-1 to recommend legislation to allow the arming of teachers, saying it’s not enough to have one or two police officers or armed guards on campus.
  • Florida adopted the law after the February 14 shooting that left 17 dead allows districts to arm non-teaching staff members such as principals, librarians and custodians — 13 of the 67 districts do, mostly in rural parts of the state.
  • Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, said most deaths in school shootings happen within the first few minutes, so when Stoneman Douglas suspect Nikolas Cruz paused to reload an armed teacher would have been able to shoot him.

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre recommended Wednesday that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to stop future shootings.

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