Florida Now Requires Schools to Have Armed Protection. Districts and Counties Must Make That a Reality

(TNS) – In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting and the state of Florida’s new law that requires armed security on every campus, some superintendents worry districts will now be competing for the same personnel. For the 2016-2017 school year, Florida’s Department of Education counted about 1,500 officers. But there are more than twice as many public schools — about 3,800.

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DHS Working To Enhance School Safety, Increase Preparedness

WASHINGTON—In the wake of the recent attack in Parkland, Florida, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is stepping up actions to better protect our nation’s schools against gun violence, as well as other potential threats. DHS conducts training, exercises, and preparedness activities year-round to increase the security of schools across the country and the communities in which they are located.

“No child should have to worry about their safety when in school,” said Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. “The Department’s top priority is to keep the American people safe, and we are closely examining ways to better protect our nation’s students and schools from gun violence.

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