Florida Allows Teachers to Arm Themselves Except Broward County where The Parkland Massacre Occurred

The Parkland massacre had a terrible impact on schools in Florida and will continue to affect many students and adults for years to come. Many decisions have been made after the events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Florida recently passed state legislation that allows teachers to carry firearms. All of Florida except, Broward County.

In an automated telephone call, Robert Runcie, Broward Schools Superintendent stated that although lawmakers voted in favor of allowing guns in school, the district will not allow teachers to carry weapons.

“We do not want to create a psychological impact on our children knowing their teachers have guns, nor create stress on our teachers as they deal with more non-instructional duties,” he said in the phone call.

Runcie said that he believes arming faculty members will make schools feel less safe and students might have anxiety over what happened.

Seventeen people died in the shooting, teachers were unarmed and defenseless. Maybe if one teacher had a gun, the situation could have been averted.


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