Here are the requirements for any school staff member to become an armed campus guardian in the State of Florida. Currently, these requirements surpass the training required for School Resource Officers (certified law enforcement officers) assigned to schools.
Our public schools in Broward County can and must do better: from improving academic performance to making our teachers a priority, to the realization of safer schools.
Between January and December 2017, 28 incidents of mass attacks, during which three or more persons were harmed, were carried out in public places within the United States. These acts violated the safety of the places we work, learn, shop, relax, and otherwise conduct our day-to-day lives.1 The resulting loss of 147 lives and injury to nearly 700 others had a devastating impact on our nation as a whole. The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) examined these 28 incidents, to identify key themes for enhancing threat assessment and investigative practices. Regardless of whether these attacks were acts of workplace violence, domestic violence, school-based violence, or terrorism, similar themes were observed in the backgrounds of the perpetrators