Florida Education Officials Seek More Money For School Safety MeasuresFlorida education officials on Wednesday called on state lawmakers to boost spending on mental health services and armed security in schools, showing a continued focus on safety more than a year after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Safety Commission Scrutinizes Current PracticesA state school-safety commission meeting got heated Wednesday as members tackled a range of issues stemming from a controversial school “guardian” program, while one panelist recommended allowing Florida pre-schools to have armed security.
Broward Sheriff's Office Reveals New Real Time Crime Center For Safer SchoolsWhen Broward County Public School students, teachers, and staff head back to school Wednesday, there will be added security thanks to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Real Time Crime Center (RTCC).
Stoneman Douglas Commission To Get Update On Florida School Safety EffortsA statewide commission created in response to last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will get an update on the number of Florida schools that are not complying with school-safety laws.
Florida Education Officials Eye School Safety, Mental HealthWith the start of a new school year just around the corner, Florida officials are eyeing policy changes that would expand the number of mental health professionals in schools and ensure that charter schools are meeting safety requirements.
BSO To Distribute About 12,000 Bleeding Control Kits To All Public SchoolsThe Broward Sheriff's Office announced it will be distributing about 12,000 Bleeding Control Kits to all 256 schools in the county.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Seeks To Block Assault Weapons MeasureAttorney General Ashley Moody wants the Florida Supreme Court to block a proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to prevent possession of assault weapons.
Grand Jury: Florida Schools, Police Bickering Over SecuritySchool safety has been a hot button issue in Florida since the deadly shooting in Parkland.
State To Call Out School Districts If They Don't Comply With Safety MandatesEducation Commissioner Richard Corcoran has agreed to publicly name non-compliant school districts at a news conference if they do not comply with all school-safety mandates by August 1st.
Broward Schools Provides Update On Partnership With SaferWatch AppThe Broward County Public Schools District held a news briefing Tuesday morning to update the public on its partnership with SaferWatch.
Florida Lawmakers Tour School In Israel, See Examples Of Country-Wide Security MeasuresA group of Florida lawmakers spent part of Monday touring a middle school in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel.
Parkland Shooting Victim Honored By 50 Trombones Given To Band StudentsA touching gesture to honor one of the victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Parkland Dad Max Schachter Concerned School Shootings Could Continue Facing Multiple AssailantsAny school shooting will get the attention of the people in Parkland.
Gun Control Groups Seek Veto Of Florida Bill Arming TeachersAbout a dozen activists with two gun-control advocacy groups dropped off a stack of papers with 13,000 signatures at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office Tuesday as they urged him to veto a bill that would allow armed classroom teachers.
Teachers In Florida Could Soon Begin Arming Themselves, But Probably Not In Miami-Dade Or Broward CountyTeachers around Florida could soon be seen on the firing range, getting certified to pack a pistol at school after the legislature approved a plan to allow teachers to volunteer to carry a gun.