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Moms Demand Action calls guardian program into question

Posted at 6:29 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 18:29:21-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Moms Demand Action is calling into question the guardian program approved by Leon County Schools Wednesday night.

LCS unanimously approved to allow schools to hire assistance from "guardians" or armed security.

The group said they hope to be able to talk to Superintendent Rocky Hanna about what the program looks like before it gets rolled out.

"I have a lot of questions over the implementation of this. I think a lot of parents will. About how they manage this company, what the district policy will be, the screening and the training," said Kate Kile of Moms Demand Action.

Kile said, at least, the program is better than arming teachers, which can pose more of a risk to students and staff if the weapon accidentally goes off.

"This option is the least bad of bad options what we would like to see in the gun prevention arena is more prevention," said Kile. "We've already failed if there's a shooting situation in a school."

There will still be a public comment period before the program is instilled. LCS is Florida's 44 county district to approve the program.