While speaking with CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) stated he wants “teachers to teach” and will focus on law enforcement presence and “hardening” schools rather than having teachers carry firearms.
Zeleny asked, “Governor, you believe that arming school teachers is not the way to go. Why?”
Scott answered, “I believe you ought to make sure you have law enforcement. I think, we — what I’m going to do in Florida, is I have a $500 million focus. I’m going to work my — with my legislature. We’re going to make sure there’s significant law enforcement in all the schools, so law enforcement is going to protect these schools, along with hardening, rather than having teachers. I want the teachers to teach.”
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