Fla. Lawmakers Approve Bill to Arm and Train Teachers, Heads to House and Senate

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UPDATED 12:30 PM PT — Wed. February 28, 2018

Florida state legislators approve a bill to implement new safety measures to prevent future school shootings.

Protesters react to a speaker in the Senate Rules Committee meeting on gun safety in the Knott Building at the Florida Capitol after the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

The Florida House Appropriations Committee approved a bill Tuesday, which includes a $67 million weapons training program for teachers.

The program proposes putting at least 10 specialty trained teachers with concealed carry permits in every school.

The bill also includes provisions imposing a three day waiting period for gun purchases, and raising the age requirement to buy a gun from 18 to 21.

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a similar bill earlier this week.

Both bills will now head to the full House and Senate for a vote.

Source: oan