Florida Legislature

Florida's school safety bill now in hands of Gov. Rick Scott

After the Florida House narrowly passed a school safety bill with new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers, all eyes now turn to Gov. Rick Scott, who has declined to say if he will sign it.

"I'm going to take the time and I'm going to read the bill and I'm going to talk to families," Scott told reporters Wednesday.

Scott has repeatedly said he doesn't support arming teachers and had pushed lawmakers adopt his own proposal, which called for at least one law enforcement officer in every school and one for every thousand students who attend a school.

The Florida Senate narrowly passed the bill Monday.

The 67-50 House vote...

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