Florida House Signs Off On School Safety ProposalThe Florida House has passed legislation that would boost school safety plans and reinforce that the state’s top education official has the authority to withhold the salary of superintendents who fail to comply with school security rules.
Florida Lawmakers Look To Ratchet Up School SafetyFor the third time since the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida lawmakers are on the brink of passing legislation to try to bolster school safety.
Florida Senate Bill Tackles School Safety ConcernsAfter a grand jury found “systemic” school-safety failures in Florida school districts, a bill was filed in the Senate Thursday to address some of the panel’s concerns.
Florida Lawmakers Continue To Grapple With School SafetyNearly two years after a six-minute shooting spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 people dead and 17 others injured, the issue of school security continues to gnaw at Florida lawmakers.
CBS News Goes Inside BSO's Real-Time Command Center Focused On School SafetyCBS News recently went inside the Broward Sheriff’s Office command center, where in real time, they can watch thousands of cameras set up in hundreds of schools across the county.
Facing South Florida: 2020 Florida Legislative Session PreviewCBS4's Jim DeFede goes in-depth with two key state senators who look ahead to the Florida legislative session which convenes in January.
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.