The daddy of a Parkland taking pictures sufferer has graduated from a program that qualifies staffers and lecturers to hold weapons in Florida faculties.
Ryan Petty underwent hours of firearm coaching to qualify as an honorary armed college guardian in Polk County, in line with reviews.
Petty, whose 14-year-old daughter Alaina was killed within the mass taking pictures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College in Broward County in 2018, was sworn in Thursday.
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“There may be nothing I can do to convey my daughter again, however I do know she would need me to be sure that this doesn’t occur to some other youngster,” stated Petty, in line with WFTS-TV.
Petty, who is just not a trainer or a faculty staffer, stated he plans to function an advocate for this system
The legislation was expanded this 12 months to allow lecturers to take part within the guardian program.
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Not each college district within the state has opted in to the expanded program. Broward and Miami-Dade, two of the most important college districts within the state, have opted to not enable lecturers to develop into guardians.
The armed guardian program was created after the Parkland taking pictures during which 17 college students and staffers had been killed.
Petty was sworn in by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.
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“Lecturers are operating into the face of hazard with erasers and chalk,” stated Polk Sheriff Grady Judd, in line with FOX13 Tampa. “We wish to say, ‘Put your erasers and chalk down. This is a gun.'”