PARKLAND UPDATE: Public Safety Commission Recommends Arming Teachers to Stop Shootings

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The official panel investigating the devastating shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida recommended arming teachers to prevent future tragedies Thursday; saying “we have to give people a fighting chance.”

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission voted 13-1 to recommend to local officials that teachers who pass a thorough background check and undergo extensive firearms training be allowed to carry weapons on campus.

“We have to give people a fighting chance, we have to give them an opportunity to protect themselves,” said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, chairman of the commission. “One good guy with a gun on campus is not enough.”

“After the shooting, Florida law was changed to allow school districts to train and arm employees other than teachers except those who are former or current police officers, current members of the military or Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructors,” writes Fox News.

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