MSD Commission releases report on Parkland school shooting, recommends arming Florida teachers

Posted at 2:14 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 23:28:54-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre has turned in its recommendation that teachers who volunteer and undergo training be allowed to carry guns.

READ: MSD Commission's report on Parkland school shooting

The 15-member Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved the 446-page report containing that proposal and other recommendations.

It's now in the hands of Gov. Rick Scott, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and the Legislature.

The report details what is believed to have happened before, during, and after the Feb. 14 shooting attack that left 17 dead and 17 wounded.

The Legislature would have to approve the proposal to allow teachers to carry guns. It's opposed by the teachers union and the PTA.

The report is highly critical of the Broward Sheriff's Office, which recently changed its policy in the wake of the shooting.

The MSD Commission previously said the Broward Sheriff's Office's active shooter policy contributed to the massacre.

This story was modified with previous reports from the Associated Press.