Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Wednesday making Florida teachers eligible to carry guns in classrooms
Florida teachers are eligible to carry guns in classrooms after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Wednesday, reports the AP.
Why it matters:
The controversial bill follows the shooting at a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, expanding a previous program, and making teachers eligible regardless their roles within their schools. Democrats and teachers' unions have argued the measure will make schools more dangerous, per Tampa Bay Times.Meanwhile, Broward County — where the Parkland shooting occurred — rejected the program.
How it works: