WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
You Drive Public Radio - Make your donation now
CLOSEOpt Out: I already like WMFE!

Like us on Facebook!

Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Executive Order Aimed at Improving School Safety One Day Before the Anniversary of the Parkland Shooting

Play Audio
The announcement comes a day before the one year anniversary of the Parkland shooting. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

The announcement comes a day before the one year anniversary of the Parkland shooting. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

Governor Ron DeSantis introduced an executive order that will put measures in place to make schools safer at the Brevard Sheriff’s Department today. The announcement comes a day before the one year anniversary of the Parkland shooting.

DeSantis charges the Department of Education with carrying out most of the changes outlined in the executive order before the beginning of the next school year. These include:

  • re-evaluating school-based discipline diversion programs
  • reopening the application process and making more funds available for school guardians
  • putting in place best practices for school hardening.

The order will also put pressure on the department to set up a database of possible school threats that was part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act.

“So this was supposed to be done by December 1 2018 and this has been an unacceptable lack of progress. And so I’m not going to stand for bureaucratic ineptitude. So I’m charging the Department of Education with setting it up by August 1.”

He also called for more social media surveillance for online threats from the Department of Education and local law enforcement officers.

“We actually do it at FDLE in terms of threats against me and the First Lady. They don’t just wait until something happens. They’re proactive similar to what the U.S. Secret Service does for protecting the protected persons including the President at the federal level. Well if they’re being proactive to protect me, why aren’t we being proactive to protect everybody else?”

DeSantis was also in Broward County to announce that he had filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court to set up a statewide grand jury to look into how Florida schools handle safety. Read the full executive order here. 

If you’d like to listen to the full story, please click on the clip above.

90.7 WMFE’s Silent Drive

You drive public radio. Give today to stand for fearless reporting, fair and civil conversation,
and in-depth news for all.


WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur


Danielle Prieur grew up listening to her grandfather’s stories of swimming across the Detroit River from Canada and many other adventures. She’s been into storytelling ever since. She studied writing at the University of Michigan. She trained in public radio at WDET’s Detroit newsroom, and is really excited ... Read Full Bio »