So the conclusion of a panel studying the parkland shooting, that occurred at a school with an armed guard that did not stop the shooting, is to allow even less trained to people to be armed?
You mean the 4 hours of class instruction he received in April of 2016, which involved no physical training exercises or scenario specific role playing?
Also extensive background checks will be required to arm teachers? Umm, what sort of additional background checks are we not already doing for teachers?
Just out of curiosity, did you read the report? Nowhere in the report does it recommend arming teachers.
Chapter 3 addresses the response of the school and school district personnel. The recommended changes in that section refer to such things as keeping doors locked during the school day, granting teachers access to first alert systems, and giving teachers the ability to lock classroom doors from the inside. There is no mention of arming teachers.
Chapter 4 addresses the response of the SRO. There are several criticisms regarding the lack of training he received and his lack of response. There is a call for more funding for the SRO program and more SROs on campus. In that section, on page 104, it mentions expansion of the Florida Guardian Program, which has been in existence for years. Currently, it only applies to administration, but, the suggestion is to expand the existing program: Guardian Program School districts and charter schools should permit the most expansive use of the Guardian Program under existing law to allow personnelâ€”who volunteer, are properly selected, thoroughly screened and extensively trainedâ€”to carry concealed firearms on campuses for self-protection and the protection of other staff and students. School districts and charter schools should not restrict the existing Guardian Program only to dedicated guardians, and all districts should expand the guardian eligibility to other school employees now permitted to be guardians. Further, the Florida legislature should expand the Guardian Program to allow teachers who volunteerâ€”in addition to those now authorizedâ€”who are properly selected, thoroughly screened and extensively trained to carry concealed firearms on campuses for selfprotection, and the protection of other staff and students in response to an active assailant incident. The Legislature shoud modify Florida Statute 30.15 (1)(k) to state that upon, a majority vote of the School Board, the sheriff shall establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program to aid in the prevention or abatement of active assailant incidents on school premises.
Here is the report: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/...CommissionReport.pdf
Of course, this is quite a bit different than recommending that "teachers be armed." But, don't let the facts get in the way of a good rant!
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