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Florida Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To Armed School ‘Guardians’ – CBS Miami

February 20, 2021
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Yes, legislation means what it says- RM

“A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a Duval County circuit judge’s ruling that lawmakers had authorized (school) guardians, who are not law-enforcement officers, to carry guns to bolster school safety. (snip)

“The appeals court detailed changes the Legislature made in the school-safety law that pointed to an intent to create an exception for school guardians from the prohibition on (non law enforcement officers) being armed (at school).

Source: Florida Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To Armed School ‘Guardians’ – CBS Miami

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  1. February 20, 2021 12:45 pm

    We can wave the flag of Second Amendment all we want regarding arming adults in public schools but it will have ramifications down the road. Let’s presume there is another similar attempt to kill people, ala Parkland, in the future. Let’s assume that there were armed adults in the school with the idea to thwart the plans of a would-be murderer(s). Let’s also assume, following the post-event investigation, that Mr. Teacher could have saved lives if he had used his gun.. but either froze or otherwise decided otherwise. Is an armed adult inside a school OBLIGATED by law to respond.. or simply “expected” to respond? If they do not, can they face legal retribution? Certainly civilly by parents feeling they want some sort of justice for the death of their child. Does the school district pay for the defense of the teacher? Does the school district have for fork out huge sums of money for a teach who chose not to use a weapon.. or froze up? District liability insurance just went up.
    That being said.. if teachers would be “expected” to respond with their guns.. do school districts need to train them… or certainly try and ascertain a mental capacity in being ready to use a weapon?
    That brings to mind if there is any training at all given to teachers in general during their education/certification process that says “you are expected to give your life to save your class in the event of any threats to their safety.” That seems to be a moral acceptance more than a reality check.

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  2. February 20, 2021 12:55 pm

    While I applaud the court on this decision I think a better legislative solution would have been to remove the prohibitions against carrying in schools on people with licenses/permits to carry. Such people are among the most lawful in the country. They commit crimes at a lower rate than police. Removing the restrictions on them would instantly create a self regulated force of armed defenders of unknown number and unknown location in every school. No narcissistic fame seeking school shooter would want to contend with that.

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