In an effort to improve safety in schools, a House committee has approved a bill which would allow trained officials to carry firearms in schools.
The long summer break is about to come to an end which means Monday morning thousands of South Florida kids will be heading back to school.
A measure which would allow teachers and other school employees to have guns in schools has cleared another hurdle.
Florida lawmakers appear to be moving toward increasing spending on school-safety spending and change the way law enforcement officers posted at schools are funded.
Some school officials in South Florida are taking no chances over the next 48 hours as rumors of possible shootings and other violence have taken hold with Friday being the one week anniversary of the deadly Connecticut school shootings.
A South Florida teenager arrested for threatening an attack on his school did not appear in court Wednesday afternoon as expected. Instead, a judge ordered the teen to home detention and scheduled another hearing in January.
A Miami teen threatened on Twitter to “shoot up this school this Friday”, just days after the deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
In the wake of last Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut, Gov. Rick Scott call on all school leaders in the state to review and enhance their safety and emergency plans.
The long summer break has come to an end as more than 600,000 students in Miami-Dade and Broward head back to class for the first day of the new school year.