DeSantis signs bill allowing more armed teachers

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Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law that will allow more teachers to voluntarily carry guns on school campuses across the state.

The 15-member Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission's 446-page report details what members believe happened before, during and after the February 14 shooting attack that left 14 students and three staff members dead and 17 wounded.

DeSantis signed the bill in private and issued no statement. It was one of the more contentious bills of a legislative session that ended Saturday.

The bill goes into effect on October 1.

In order for teachers to carry on campus, teachers will have to pass a psychological evaluation and complete at least 144 hours of training.

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The Orange, Seminole and Osceola School Districts originally opted to hire additional armed law enforcement personnel instead of allowing faculty and staff to carry on school grounds.

DeSantis fired Broward County Sherriff Scott Israel in January after a preliminary investigation into the Parkland shooting by a state commission found police and school officials' incompetence largely to blame for the carnage.

"We need the parents and students to show up at school board meetings and say this is not OK, and this doesn't make us safer, and we're not comfortable with this", Hogg said. They're also required to obtain authorization from the school board, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

The bill does more than just allow for armed teachers.

The measure also contains a number of other school safety measures, such as wider disclosure of certain student mental health records and mental screening of troubled students.

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