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Gov. Scott outlines school safety plan

Posted at 1:21 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 20:28:05-05

MIAMI (WTXL) - Gov. Rick Scott says his goal is to make sure the school shooting that left 17 dead earlier this month is the last one the state ever experiences.

Scott met with officials in Miami-Dade County today, where he outlined his plans to get a school safety bill passed.

"We need to pass reforms to make it virtually impossible for anyone who has a mental illness or danger to themselves, ever to use a gun," Scott said.

He wants to spend $500 million to increase law enforcement and mental health counselors at schools, make buildings more secure with metal detectors and steel doors, and create an anonymous tip line.

Scott will be in Tampa on Wednesday to discuss the investments to keep Florida students safe.