In spite of new law, few Florida school districts allow teachers to carry guns

by Daniel Payne · Sep 9th, 2019 4:48 pm
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Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 11:17 am

Barely ten percent of Florida’s school districts allow teachers to carry firearms at school, in spite of a new law in the state that allows for it.

The law, passed this year, expanded an existing “guardian” program to permit teachers to carry concealed weapons onto their school campuses. Yet only seven of the school’s 67 school districts have moved toward allowing that arrangement.

Under the law, a county school board must approve the measure before teachers can be permitted to carry while on-the-job.

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