Proposal to Arm Teachers Moves Forward in Florida Senate
The Florida Senate approved a school safety bill that would allow teachers to voluntarily carry guns on campus.
The bill now heads to the Florida House.
Under the legislation, teachers would not automatically be authorized to carry guns. School boards would have to authorize it. In districts that choose to participate, educators who want to be armed would be required to pass a psychological evaluation and complete at least 144 hours of training.
The bill features other items aimed at school safety, including greater reporting of school safety incidents, a standardized risk assessment process for dangerous students and new guidelines on school-based mental health.