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The Sarasota County School Board is holding an emergency meeting Thursday on school security.  It comes after months of debate over whether the Sheriff's Office would help pay for school resource officers.


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School districts across Florida are grappling with how to implement a new law adopted after the mass school shooting in Parkland.

In the next  academic year, all schools in the state must have at least one school resource officer on campus.

By picking Bridget Ziegler, an insurance agent married to a Republican state committeeman, to fill a vacant board seat, Scott bypassed two other GOP prospects who have, taken together, spent more than 50 years in education. Ziegler, 31, attended two community colleges and Florida International University, but never obtained a degree at any of the three.