Scott calls for reform to state's gun laws, increase in school security

Cheryl Sanders
February 25, 2018

The message from high school students following last week's Parkland, Florida, school shooting is clear: We are suffering and dying because Congress has failed to enact stricter gun laws.

School will be in session from 7:40 a.m.to 11:40 a.m. through Friday, March 2.

"It's a week of folks coming together, reconnecting and going through the healing process", said Runcie. The state claims it will cost $28.5 million to tear down the building and build a new one. It also opposes many Democratic proposals to restrict gun ownership, including limits on the size of magazines or a ban on semiautomatic rifles of the sort gunman Cruz used in his attack.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was a victim of gun violence last June, endorsed President Donald Trump's proposal to arm teachers on school campuses across the United States.

"I'm extremely upset, outraged".


The sheriff said he was "devastated, sick to my stomach". "We're there for each other as a staff". "Addressed the killer. Killed the killer".

In regards to arming teachers, Runcie says he is against the proposal floated by President Trump to arm teachers and believes securing schools should be left up to trained personnel.

"He was not a credit to law enforcement", Trump said. "It's unthinkable to give teachers guns in an educational setting that is for learning".

"Our members' primary concern right now is to ensure that our students feel safe and cared for in our schools".

"I'm an NRA member, a supporter of the Second amendment, and the First amendment, and the entire Bill of Rights for that matter". He teaches English and Holocaust Studies at the high school. "I really want to get back, and I really want to get back to the kids".


He said despite the emotions and the hard memories, he was eager to get back to school to support his fellow teachers. We care about the school. "I kept repeating that", said Posada. "We all have a hard task in front of us balancing our individual rights with our obvious need for public safety". The school also requested a threat assessment of Cruz in 2017.

Another teacher, Jim Gard, said returning could be a good thing for teachers who will be there to comfort one another. Months before the murders, the high school concert band in Kingsburg learned they will be rehearsing with Stoneman Douglas' students at a music festival in New York City next week.

So American colleges and universities are stepping in to intervene, releasing statements telling potential applicants that admissions offices will gladly turn a blind eye if student records bear disciplinary actions related to protest activities over gun control. "We have to push for them and understand that guns don't kill people, people kill people".

Another student, Jaclyn Corin, wrote on Twitter that Peterson's failure to intervene proved why teachers shouldn't be armed.

"And the beauty is it's concealed", he said. "We are not in the immediate proximity but we are thinking of them". "Not all of them, but you would have a lot". Just a few days later, while survivors from Stoneman Douglas watched from the balcony, House Republicans voted down a motion to even debate whether or not the state should regulate the sale and possession of semi-automatic rifles and extended magazines.


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