Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a series of new school safety measures on Tuesday in the wake of the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas.
The bill will require school security guards to receive crisis intervention training, require districts to certify that at least 80% of staff receive mental health training, and authorize security guards to conduct arrests at charter schools.
The legislation will also preserve the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission, a board “formed to specifically analyze information about the school shooting and other incidents of mass violence in the state and make recommendations and improvements to the system.” “.
A former student killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 2018.
“Every child needs a safe and secure learning environment,” DeSantis said in a statement Tuesday. “By signing HB 1421, we continue to build on the many steps we have taken since 2019 to implement the recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission, while making record investments in mental health and safety. school.”
Salvador Ramos, 18, killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on May 24.
The killings have sparked demands for new school safety and gun control measures across the country.
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