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House Bill To Expand Guardian Program Temporarily Postponed

Florida lawmakers postponed legislation that would allow teachers to train to carry concealed guns while at work.

A task force recommended this expansion of the Guardian Program to enable a faster response to active shooters than law enforcement alone can give.

But former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Susana Matta-Valdivieso disagrees with the plan.

"If legislators do feel like we need more guns, then schools can get more resource officers or highly trained people with many hours of training that could help us. But teachers are just not the way," she said.

Valerie is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by emailing news@wuft.org or calling 352-392-6397.