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Gov. Scott Proposes To Raise Age Limit To Buy Guns

As teachers returned Friday to a Parkland high school where a shooter killed 17 people, Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21.

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Lawmakers Seek More Money For Opioid Epidemic

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Two Democratic senators are pushing to increase by $25 million the amount of funding the Senate has committed to addressing the state’s opioid problems in the upcoming year. 

The Parkland high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.

Lawmakers Could Allow Armed Teachers In Schools

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Hurriedly crafted state legislation to address last week’s mass shooting at a Parkland high school will include a controversial element that would allow teachers who’ve undergone special training to bring guns to schools, a concept that has divided Republican politicians and faces opposition from Democrats and educators. 

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Sarasota County Florida School Board Chairwoman Bridget Ziegler was in Tallahassee this week to talk about school security along with Florida's Principal of the Year, Booker High School Principal Rachel Shelley. 

Governor Rick Scott convened the task force after a gunman killed 17 people at a South Florida high school on Valentine's Day.

Scott says the input will be used to create a reform package that state lawmakers will work on before the end of the legislative session in March.

A man whose boat capsized was rescued from a Hillsborough County river.

Hundreds of people filled Church of the Glades in Coral Springs Thursday to honor slain Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach Aaron Feis.

Feis, 37, was killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at the school. Witnesses say he was shot as he ran at the shooter and pushed students out of harm’s way.

Ever the coach, Feis’s memorial service opened with the singing of the national anthem.

Not even two weeks after a shooter fired more than 100 bullets in the hallways of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students and staff are returning to the campus fearful of emotional triggers that could force them to relive the traumatic event.

Student survivors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland organized a protest for gun reform outside the Biergarten Restaurant in Boca Raton Thursday morning. It was one of several demonstrations around the country targeting politicians who have accepted donations from the NRA.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday the school resource officer stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas was suspended without pay after he learned the deputy never went into the building when the shooting began.

Scot Peterson chose to resign and retire Thursday morning Israel said.

Haitian And Salvadoran TPS Holders Sue Trump Administration

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Eight Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants living in the United States with temporary protection from deportation have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing that its decision to end Temporary Protected Status was based on racism and discrimination that violates their constitutional rights.

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