Capital Report: 06-08-2018

Jun 8, 2018

The commission charged with improving school safety is looking into the effectiveness of school resource officers—a school’s main line of defense that critics say failed students at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School amid a Valentine’s Day shooting. Seventeen students died, more than a dozen others were injured. Lynn Hatter has more.

Could your Audi be considered the equivalent of an AR-15? What makes a weapon a weapon? The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments on Shepard v. State of Florida and now must decide. Noah Hertz reports the decision could come down to the proper use of a toaster.

A Florida State University Professor has brought together three of the school’s colleges to participate in a unique course covering the State’s ongoing legal battle over felons’ voting rights. Ryan Dailey reports at a recent class, Leon County’s Sherriff shared insight into how he, his peers and the formerly incarcerated view the issue.

Starting next month, a county in the Florida Panhandle will join six others across the state in taking over the child protective investigative duties of the state’s child welfare agency. As Sascha Cordner reports, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office received legislative approval this year - and the funds - to do just that.

A coalition funded by the American Petroleum Institute is out to convince residents and policy makers in Gulf coast states that more offshore oil and natural gas exploration is a good thing and perfectly safe.