Florida Senate approves bill to arm school teachers

The Florida state Senate has passed a bill that would allow for school teachers to be armed in classrooms.

Here's what we know

This bill, SB 7030, was put forward after the deadly massacre in February 2018 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Teachers would still have to volunteer and be trained in order to carry weapons on school property. This bill would not authorize teachers to carry guns to school without going through the training process.

The bill passed the Senate along roughly party lines by a vote of 22-17, with only one Republican, Sen. Anitere Flores (Miami), breaking ranks to vote against it.

Since the Florida state House is controlled by Republicans and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has spoken in support of it, it is expected to face no further obstacles in becoming law.

Supporters of the bill pointed to how long it took for police to arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, while opponents argued for increased non-teacher security on campus.
Source: The Blaze

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