Despite opposition, one co-sponsor of the legislation says it’s a way to strengthen school security.
This effort is part of a greater response to equip officers to respond to school shootings.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri used to think school resource officers were enough; after reviewing Parkland case, he now knows armed staff are a key part of security.
The answer to the question of how to stop criminal behavior is a complicated one, but punishing the many for the deeds of the few is decidedly not it.
Lee County, Virginia was attempting to arm school staff to improve security.