New Law Allows Florida Teachers to Carry Guns to School

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More than a year after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to update a current measure that will allow teachers and trained school officials to carry concealed firearms in class.

The new measure will go into effect on October 1.

Lawmakers in Texas have recently approved a bill, that was originally drafted in 2012 after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that will expand their state's school marshall program which will also allow school officials to bring guns to school.

Some school officials in Florida are refusing to implement the new law, while supporters argue that students will be safer when trained school officials will be able to better respond to campus shootings. According to the Sun Sentinel, 25 of Florida's 67 school districts have already taken part in the program.

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