House will take up school safety bill

House will take up school safety bill

House will take up school safety bill

Before the Senate began debating Monday, parents of victims implored lawmakers to pass legislation that would enhance the safety and security of schools, keeps guns away from those who pose a risk to themselves and others and improve access to mental health resources for at-risk youth.

Perhaps the most controversial proposal is a measure to arm some teachers, despite the opposition of Gov. Rick Scott.

The U.S. House of Representatives will debate bipartisan legislation next week aimed at preventing violence at schools following the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school on February 14, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Tuesday. But Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, D-Miami, argued the "exclusive" language means that teachers who double as coaches -- such as Douglas High teacher Scott Beigel, who was among the 17 people killed -- could bring guns into classrooms.

Meanwhile, the Sun Sentinel reported a second student injured in the shooting has filed a letter of intent to sue the Broward Sheriff's Office, the school system and others.

President Trump supports the bill, which would fund threat assessments and training for students, teachers school officials and law enforcement to detect early warning signs of violence. Calling the measure a first step, Book -- who was one of the three Senate Democrats to vote in favor of the bill -- said lawmakers were elected to represent the will of the people.

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The Senate bill would increase the age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, it would ban bump stocks and enact a three-day waiting period for many gun sales.

"The Governor will make a decision when the final bill reaches his desk", his spokeswoman, Lauren Schenone, said Tuesday night in a statement.

Superintendent Robert Runcie called on Congress to ban assault-style weapons and slammed the idea of arming teachers. "The mentality that we take what we can get and come back next year and fight for more, I'm sorry". Under Florida law, damages awards against state agencies are capped at $300,000 per claimant, but Florida's legislature has the ability to waive those limits in particular cases. It didn't dawn on me when I went to the school and saw where he had dragged himself out of the building and died in front of the door, it never dawned on me, well, what if he had a gun. "This time must be different and we demand action", said Petty, reading from the group statement. Republican Sen. Bill Galvano said he asked for and received the approval of Feis' family to name the program for him.

The couple were "trying to do the right thing" and were mourning along with the rest of the Parkland community, Lewis said. The bill now goes to the House, which has a similar bill awaiting consideration by the full chamber. Tom Lee, a former Senate president who was one of six Republicans -- along with Dennis Baxley of Ocala, George Gainer of Panama City, Denise Grimsley of Sebring, Dorothy Hukill of Port Orange and Greg Steube of Sarasota -- who voted against the measure, predicted the House would accept the Senate's language.

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