Florida lawmakers debate school safety changes after Parkland school shooting

Posted at 6:51 AM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 06:57:45-05

Both the Florida Senate and House could vote Friday on wide-range bills that include increased school safety funding and programs, changes to the state's gun laws and increased mental health funding.

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While the bills include many of Gov. Rick Scott's recommendations, both the House and Senate include plans to create a "school marshal" program that would allow teachers and school staff members to carry firearms on campus.

Scott opposes the plan, saying teachers should not be armed. He did not mention the plan in either chamber, but told reporters his opinion has not changed.

There have been multiple Democrats who said they will not support the bill because of the marshal program.