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Panel: Put police on all Florida middle, high school campuses

Panel: Put police on all Florida middle, high school campuses
Panel: Put police on all Florida middle, high school campuses
Posted at 2:45 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 22:47:45-04

(WTXL) - All middle and high schools across Florida may soon have a police officer on campus.

The commission investigating the Parkland school massacre voted 9-5 Wednesday to approve the recommendation.

Oponents said the plan is unrealsitic due to the high cost, about $400 million annually, and lack of available police officers.

The commission says elementary schools could be protected by an armed security guard or non-teaching staff member.