If the Florida Legislature thinks students need more armed protection, it should pay to put more real police officers in schools. Instead, a House committee last week approved a goofy idea to let principals “deputize” and arm the equivalent of school rent-a-cops.
That panel voted 10-3 to let principals designate employees to carry concealed weapons on campus. The employees would have to undergo the same 40-hour course as a private security guard and complete the training for a concealed weapons permit. But “deputized” school workers would not actually have to get a security guard license or the weapons permit.
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