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Meet some of the everyday people training to take down school shooters

A new program in Central Florida is training everyday people to stop potential school shooters. School safety guardians have the job of protecting students and teachers on campuses that do not have their own school resource officers or sheriff's deputies. A state law passed after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gives districts the option to arm teachers, school staff or school safety guardians.

The guardians - who are normal citizens, not officers of the law - train from morning 'til night. Many told CBS News' Adriana Diaz they're doing it because they have kids in the school system, whose safety they worry about. Guardians will earn $30,000 per year, which is less than school resource officers. That difference will allow every school in Polk County to have an armed guard.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/armed-school-safety-guardian-training-polk-county-florida/

 

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