Florida Senate President Joe Negron said Thursday that he supports arming school teachers, endorsing a controversial proposal that has been severely criticized by educators, law enforcement and even U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, the former speaker of the Florida House…
…Negron asserts that there will be training for the teachers. It’s likely to be based on a program created by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who allows teachers who want to be armed to go through specialized training.
They would then be able to carry a concealed gun on K-12 campuses, and only top administrators would know who they are.
“The concept of having teachers who are trained and have appropriate credentials being able to be armed to protect students, I would support that,” said Negron.
I am going to assume that the quotes were all obtained before it was known that The School Resource Officer, Deputy Scot Peterson did not go after the shooter inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They should be introduced to the concept of No Duty to Protect and Castle Rock v. Gonzales.
“The notion that my kids are going to school with teachers that are armed with a weapon is not something that, quite frankly, I’m comfortable with,” Rubio said Wednesday during a prime-time nationally televised CNN town hall meeting.
By the way Senator, go check if Jeb Bush had a job for you in his staff. Do not bother with re-election.
“Not on my watch will we ever support the idea of arming teachers with guns in our classrooms,” said Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on Twitter. “They are armed with inspiration, they instruct, they lead, and they have a right to do it safely without being the ones tasked with guaranteeing it for everyone else.”
Basically Carvalho is saying his teachers are too stupid to properly manipulate a firearm. I do hope all teachers in Miami-Dade take public transportation because driving is much more complicated than shooting.
Teachers and gun control advocates see a needless risk, from a gun falling into the hands of a student to an educator getting shot by police who mistake a teacher with a gun for a bad guy.
“Just think of how many things that could go wrong with that,” said Kristin Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Worse than 15 kids shot to death by a deranged classmate who was not stopped by either Federal or Local LEOs? That kind of worse?
The Senate bill is 1236 and you can go check it out under “Bill Text.” We expect a flood of bad gun bills to be introduced it in the Senate and the House tomorrow. I’ll try and keep up.