FL gov. makes announcement about $500 million investment for student safety

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Scott arrived in Tampa to discuss his $500-million plan to keep students safe.

Now, state lawmakers will have to decide if they agree with Scott's plan. "Teachers should teach, law enforcement should be given the resources to take care of our students".

This week, Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said the gunman refused to accept the school district's mental health services once he turned 18 and that a federal law prohibited the school from requiring him to do so. "I want to embed a DCFS person in all our sheriff's departments", Scott said.

"The reforms I've proposed make it virtually impossible for anyone with a mental Illness to get a firearm", Scott said.

"We carefully hand choose which deputies are in our schools-people who have the passion to help kids", said Dr. Kamela Patton.

A wide range of solutions to gun violence in schools have been offered in the wake of the mass shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a little over two weeks ago. "'You're going to have to teach them, that even though they're safe at their house, they're going to have to think about being safe at their school'".

The governor's news conference included comments from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

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In Alachua County, all public schools already have a resource officer assigned to each, Director of Communications Jackie Johnson said.

Some funding would also go toward adding metal detectors, bulletproof glass and upgraded locks to schools.

A statewide program for allowing residents to make anonymous tips to law enforcement with its own website, hotline, and mobile app would also be created.

Protesters outside Scott's event included Tim Heberlein.

"We've got to make sure we have common-sense solutions to make sure every parent knows that their child is safe", Scott said at the Wednesday event.

"Florida's never going to be the same", Scott said Wednesday. We have a strong economy.

"There is a concern about shifting funds away from educational needs and weve got to be able to invest in both the educational side and the safety side for our schools", Eakins said.

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