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Gov. Scott Pushes $500 Million School Security Plan In Tampa

03 March 2018

Sheriff Mike Williams and Mayor Lenny Curry joined school district leaders, sheriffs and law enforcement from around Northeast Florida on Wednesday for a news conference with Scott to talk about how they're going to implement the plan if the Legislature approves it.

"It is the state's role and responsibility to regulate firearms, and the Governor was bold enough to step forward with a plan and an idea".

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, one of two Democrats to address Trump publicly, opposes the president's call to arm teachers.

The governor's plan is comprised of a multifaceted approach to making schools safer and guns inaccessible to those who are mentally unfit and are a danger to themselves or others.

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Governor Scott said, Floridians should not focus on banning specific weapons but, rather work together to ban specific people from access or ownership.

"We carefully hand choose which deputies are in our schools-people who have the passion to help kids", said Dr. Kamela Patton.

Gov. Rick Scott made an unusual appearance before the House and Senate Thursday afternoon in a move to bring legislators together on the issue of school safety. "We applaud you for not taking a knee-jerk or an emotional action in light of the Parkland tragedy, but instead developing a common-sense approach to keeping our children, our schools and our community safe".

Scott said the proposed plan would not include arming teachers.

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Additional security measures would include metal detectors, bulletproof glass, steel doors and upgraded locks. "Im more in favor of having trained law enforcement at the school than I am putting another task on school teachers".

"I also want to make sure we have an anonymous see something-say something statewide dedicated hotline, website and mobile app", he added. "My ask of you is: let's set aside our differences and make sure our schools are safe".

"Florida's never going to be the same", Scott said Wednesday.

"We are fortunate because we are a lot closer to those standards than other school districts", Johnson said. We have the resources to do it. We have a strong economy.

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Gov. Scott Pushes $500 Million School Security Plan In Tampa