House Bill To Expand Guardian Program Temporarily Postponed
By Valerie Lyons
April 8, 2019 Education, Government and politics
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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.
A cast of 150 undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Florida Opera Theatre, UF School of Theatre + Dance, the Capella Nova Chorus of Gainesville and UF Symphony Orchestra will perform the opera "Carmen" Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Maestro Tiffany Lu will lead the 70-piece orchestra.