"It's very clear that students and our families are passionate around this topic and like any good teacher we need to monitor and adjust", Superintendent Jeff Rose said in the AJC report.
The legislation spends $400 million on school security and mental health treatment, and makes changes that let law enforcement and courts take guns away from those considered mentally unstable. Do we allow the children to tell us that we should pass a law that says, "No homework"? (AP/AAP) Tributes for the victims outside the Parkland, Florida high school. What the news media is not reporting is the political agreement between the Broward County School Board and Broward County law enforcement to stop arresting students for crimes. And we have the experience.
The measure, which the Senate had already approved, includes a program to arm classroom teachers.
He may have slowed down the response by ordering officers to stay at least 500 feet away from the building, according to the audio recordings. The released calls have portions edited out and several are emergency dispatchers talking to each other, rather than callers from inside the school. Her mom could be heard telling the girl, "I love you, I love you". "I love you, I love you".More news: European Union is United States ally and should be exempt from tariffs
State Rep. Jared Moskowitz - a Democrat who represents the South Florida district where the shooting happened - said in a text that Scott will sign the bill Friday.
The bill passed with 67 votes in support and 50 opposed, just hours after Mr Cruz was indicted on 17 counts of premeditated first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder.
"Somebody is shooting up Stoneman Douglas", the boy whispers back.
The Parkland parents and students were instrumental in the passage of Florida's first gun restrictions in almost two decades, said Rep. Jared Moskowitz, a Coral Springs Democrat who graduated from Douglas High and served on the Parkland city commission.
Jack Ciaramello is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High where Cruz was kicked out of and returned to carry out the attack.More news: Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO), United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)
Meanwhile, the 19-year-old former student accused of assaulting the school went before a judge.
Cruz will be arraigned on the 34-count indictment Wednesday.
The measure would raise the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 and create a waiting period on weapons sales.
The public defender's office in Broward County has said Cruz was willing to plead guilty if county prosecutors choose not to pursue the death penalty.
Scott was be joined by the parents of some of the slain students for the bill signing.More news: John P. Rielly Sells 2826 Shares of Hess Corp. (HES) Stock
The bill's passage by a Republican-controlled legislature in a state where the NRA wields considerable influence is seen as a testament to an impassioned pro-gun control campaign launched by young survivors of the shooting and parents of the victims.
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