Only 25 districts have joined the Guardian Program. Most districts have not yet adopted the program and several have even voted to not participate in it. The Leon County School Board approved a resolution that only sworn law enforcement officers are permitted to have guns on campus.
Every district is different, said Kurt Browning, superintendent of Pasco County Schools and president-elect of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents.
“I understand where the sheriff is coming from as far as teachers and coaches but with all due respect he’s not in the school system and doesn’t know how it works,” Browning said. “You cannot tell me that putting more guns on campus is going to prevent accidents.”
If approved, one of the things SB 7030 would do is remove the prohibition for teachers to carry on campus. It is still not a better bill because it requires the approval of the school board to allow teachers to carry in school and there is ample opposition to the idea. Here is another article.
AVARES, Fla. – State lawmakers are considering a bill that would expand the school guardian program to include arming teachers.
Orange County School Board member Angie Gallo said she asked her colleagues earlier this week to articulate the board’s position in writing.
“I would like to ask staff to create some language for a resolution that states (the) Orange County School Board opposes any legislation that will arm our teachers here in Orange County,” she said.
Gallo, the Seminole County School Board’s Tina Calderone and the Lake County School Board’s Bill Mathias each told Channel 9 on Thursday that they do not foresee their districts arming teachers should the bill be passed into law.
Why did I bolden Seminole County? becase there was some sad news just yesterday.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (WESH) – A Florida high school was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after a student killed herself with a handgun on campus.
Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said a 17-year-old junior at Lake Mary High School shot herself in the school auditorium. The student asked to leave class to use the restroom around 7:45 a.m. A teacher reported hearing the gunshot about five minutes later.
The school was immediately placed on a code red lockdown following the reports of a gunshot
Yes, it was a suicide but you would be missing the point: A Florida student living in the aftermath of the alleged security increase after Parkland managed to easily sneak a gun into a school in a system that swears does not need extra security.
These school boards are the Anti-Vaxxers of the Florida Educational System. I am no longer outraged at the idea we are going to have another school shooting because of this political bullshit, I am just resigned. And then I get to see the usual Gun Control fiends come out to dance and jump over the corpses of the kids and blame us.