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Viewers Voice: Proposed law would arm school employees in Florida

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Viewers Voice: Proposed law would arm school employees in Florida

By Miriam Zamorano. CREATED Mar 12, 2014
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The idea of teachers carrying guns in schools is getting closer to reality in Southwest Florida. 
 
Since recent school shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, lawmakers, teachers, officers, even viewers have been trying to figure out how to best protect kids while in school.
 
A proposed law would put guns in teachers' hands.
 
It states, "A school principal may designate an employee of that school or a volunteer to carry a concealed weapon or firearm on school property."
 
That person must either have a background in military or law enforcement or have a concealed carry permit. 
 
Leo in Cape Coral says it's about time.
 
He said, "I think it will be a big deterrent for anybody trying to break into schools. They know there are more guns inside the school."
 
Many taking to Facebook to support the idea. Barbara wrote, "It might save the lives of a lot of children."
 
Tom in Fort Myers thinks providing a law enforcement officer at every school is a better plan.
 
"The idea of teachers having guns is absurd. With all of our military forces being used the way they are, certainly we could fund having law enforcement at schools," suggested Tom.
 
Dana in Naples also says guns on any school campus could spell disaster.
 

She added, "People don't think before they speak. The same concept goes for actions. Do not allow guns in school property!" 

Miriam Zamorano

Miriam Zamorano

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Miriam Zamorano co-anchors FOX 4 Rising from 5-8 a.m.