More SROs? Arming teachers? Central Florida schools address safety
Officials in several Central Florida school districts are still asking for backup when it comes to safety, with mixed results.
That leaves seven middle schools in the district without an SRO.
The program was put in place in the aftermath of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.
Supporters of these measures say they’re needed to keep teachers and kids safe, while opponents say more guns in schools can only lead to more violence.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, almost 37,000 people have been killed by guns in America in 2023, with 597 mass shootings committed since the start of the year.