Getting More Guns in Florida Schools

In the aftermath of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some are calling for stronger gun control laws, while others are calling for more guns on campus. So for the next week, we bring you a three-part-series from our archives that delves into what having more guns on school campuses looks like.

ARMED PART 3: The Guardians – After the mass shooting at Parkland, a new law required that every school in the state of Florida had to have someone armed on campus at all times. The cheapest way to fill that requirement? For schools to let their teachers or other staff carry a gun. We take you to two schools — one that embraces arming staff as the only solution, and one that resists arming staff, only to find themselves boxed into a corner. 

Reported and produced by Jen Kinney. 

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