The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday approved HB 7093 (School Safety Bill), which will expand opportunities for teachers to become armed school guardians. The bill will be passed on to Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it.
The School Safety Bill will loosen the requirements of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which was enacted in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Under the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, only teachers who had a second role at the school, like athletic coach, could apply to be a school guardian. Such school guardians would be allowed to carry guns on campus as a last line of defense.
The School Safety Bill will let any teacher be a part of the program. No teacher will be required to participate in the program.