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Lawmakers Want More SROs In Public Schools

Jan 8, 2016
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Two Democratic lawmakers have plans to expand law enforcement in public schools.

The Senate Education Committee spoke at length with local school district officials about policies and technologies in place aimed at preventing tragedies like last month’s Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut.

Superintendents from Leon, Wakulla and St. Johns County School districts offered suggestions and shared advice with senators about ways to improve school safety. That includes conducting school surveys with safety officials, using licensed law enforcement officials as school resource officers, and installing cameras in schools and monitoring them remotely.

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And With the start of the new year, a handful of new laws are coming into effect. Regan McCarthy reports the measures aim to do things like protect drivers from fraud, and treat children, who are exploited as sex workers, like victims, instead of criminals.

A New Congress has been sworn in this week, and several of its newest members hail from the Sunshine State. As Sascha Cordner reports, they’re six men and one woman, all hoping to make their mark on Capitol Hill in Washington to do what they say Floridians elected them to do.

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Days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Leon County Superintendent Jackie Pons greets students as they leave from class at Sable Palm Elementary School.

“With that going on, I felt it was important to get our leadership team out and to see my children and all the kids, and reassure them that schools are a safe place to be," he says as parents drive by and pickup their kids.