Putting Education Reform To The Test

Lawmakers To Consider Added Security Measures At Florida Universities


Students can't bring guns on university or college campuses, but the Florida Legislature may change that.

A mom desperate for better security at her daughter’s elementary school is paying a deputy to patrol the school in Flagler Beach for at least the next two months.

School safety and security is at the top of the priority list for Florida lawmakers during the legislative session that begins in March.

Lawmakers are already meeting to discuss ways to increase security and how to pay for it in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Connecticut.

Safety on college campuses is also a concern.

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education will begin a budget review of the State University System of Florida during its meeting tomorrow. The panel will also consider security at colleges and universities.

Policies vary from campus to campus. For now, guns aren’t allowed at colleges and universities, even if the student has a concealed carry permit.

The gun law that passed in 2011 was initially written to allow permit holders to carry guns on campus. But that section was removed after campus police chiefs around the state objected.


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