VIDEO: Brevard Community Meets To Discuss Proposal To Arm Teachers

By  //  April 25, 2018

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ABOVE VIDEO: Dozens of people spoke out at last week’s meeting against the so-called Sheriff Trained Onsite Marshal Program, or STOMP.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WFTV) – The first of three public meetings to discuss arming Brevard County teachers was held in Palm Bay on Tuesday evening.

Before the meeting, students, parents and teachers laid on the sidewalk with signs shaped like tombstones with the message that more guns will not make schools safer.

“If you put more guns into the equation, gun violence is just bound to occur,” said Karly Hudson, a junior at Melbourne High School.

The idea came about after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

A state law requires schools to have either an officer or armed guardian on every campus by the start of the next school year.

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