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Franklin County sheriff asks community about arming teachers

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Posted at 4:22 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 00:30:14-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is asking community members their opinions about teachers carrying firearms in their schools.

Sheriff A. J. "Tony" Smith and Franklin County School Superintendent Traci Moses have been discussing the Guardian Program, according to a Facebook post.

The program would allow administrative staff, coaches and ROTC staff to carry guns at school after 130 hours of training taught by law enforcement.

Those armed in the schools would have to pass a background and psychology examination.