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Florida Governor Rick Scott unveils new school safety plan after Parkland shooting

Posted by on Feb. 23, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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Florida Governor Rick Scott unveils new school safety plan after Parkland shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

During an 11 a.m. news conference, Scott said he wants to use $500 million to improve school safety and mental health.  

The governor said he will be working with the state Legislature over the next two weeks regarding the action plan. 

His plan includes the following:

  • Require all individuals purchasing fire arms to be 21 or older.
  • Mandatory law enforcement officer in every public school one per 1,000 students, which must be implemented by start on 2018 school year.
  • Mandatory active-shooter drills and code a red system
  • Provide $450 million to keep students safe
  • School safety plans must be submitted to their county sheriff’s office by July 1 each year for approval. Once all plans and requests for school hardening have been approved by the county sheriff’s office and local police, plans will be forwarded to the Department of Education by the school district to receive any state funds
  • A new anonymous K-12 "See Something, Say Something" statewide, dedicated hotline, website and mobile app
  • Each school will be required to have a threat assessment team including a teacher, a local law enforcement officer, a human resource officer, a DCF employee, a DJJ employee and the principal to meet monthly to review any potential threats to students and staff at the school
  • Require crisis intervention training for all school personnel. This training must be completed before the start of the 2018 school year.
  • $50 million in additional funding for mental health initiatives

The governor held meetings recently with law enforcement, school administrators, teachers, mental health experts and state agency leadership.

Seventeen people were killed in the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Fla., prompting student walkouts and protests across the country this week calling for policy changes.

by on Feb. 23, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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LancesMom
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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Now if we can just keep the money for schools in schools!

YoYiggy
by Bronze Member on Feb. 23, 2018 at 12:22 PM
I am happy to see this.
cupcake7734
by Bronze Member on Feb. 23, 2018 at 12:27 PM
I approve.
Sweet_Faith
by Gold Member on Feb. 23, 2018 at 12:29 PM
This makes me glad that I voted for Governor Scott
M4LG5
by Gold Member on Feb. 23, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Alright!  Sounds like someone is trying!

CraziestTexan39
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2018 at 12:31 PM
Sounds like a hell of a plan, it's about time that corrupt asshole listen to the people in his state. However I am VERY curious how and where all of the money needed for this plan to work will come from. WHY aren't some of these things listed already in place. WHY they think some of these things will work in the future when they did nothing to stop the Parkland massacre.
MythrylHavoc
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2018 at 12:47 PM
I'm not a fan of Rick Scott, but he has pleasantly surprised me on more than one occasion. His response to Irma was pretty good too. I'm glad to see he isn't ignoring this. Now let's see what happens.
coolmommy2x
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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It sounds like a good start, let's see what the final looks like.
billsfan1104
by Emerald Member on Feb. 23, 2018 at 12:54 PM
The what ifs or the why wasn’ts is not going to change what happened.
We have to move forward and change the things that caused Parkland and do better and that is what he is doing.


Quoting CraziestTexan39: Sounds like a hell of a plan, it's about time that corrupt asshole listen to the people in his state. However I am VERY curious how and where all of the money needed for this plan to work will come from. WHY aren't some of these things listed already in place. WHY they think some of these things will work in the future when they did nothing to stop the Parkland massacre.
CraziestTexan39
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2018 at 1:04 PM
I understand all of that Bills. My questions do pertain to his future plans. For right now, that's exactly what these are. Plans. The money needed for nearly each one has to come from somewhere. The plans of exactly HOW these ideas will be effective in change the failures on MANY levels with the killer in the Parkland massacre, is going to be a huge uphill battle. We can only hope that his plans will be funded properly and implemented in the way that is effective and does help prevent any future dangers.

Quoting billsfan1104: The what ifs or the why wasn’ts is not going to change what happened.
We have to move forward and change the things that caused Parkland and do better and that is what he is doing.


Quoting CraziestTexan39: Sounds like a hell of a plan, it's about time that corrupt asshole listen to the people in his state. However I am VERY curious how and where all of the money needed for this plan to work will come from. WHY aren't some of these things listed already in place. WHY they think some of these things will work in the future when they did nothing to stop the Parkland massacre.
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