Broward sheriff's deputies will carry rifles, including AR-15s, to guard schools

Школу в США в которой были расстреляны 17 человек планируют снести

Школу в США в которой были расстреляны 17 человек планируют снести

Hundreds of students descended on Union Station in Washington D.C. on Wednesday and marched in protest against gun violence and demanded action on gun control, in the wake of the deadly mass school shooting at a Florida high school last week.

The announcement comes as authorities are reviewing the law-enforcement response to the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in the county - the worst mass killing at a school since the rampage at Sandy Hook in 2012. Former student Nikolas Cruz, 19, is charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the case.

While Runcie does support the idea of more law enforcement and security measures in schools, he can not get on board with the idea of arming teachers or allowing open carry of weapons on campuses.

According to the Herald, the sheriff's office is reviewing whether deputies' response was adequate - including whether an armed officer assigned to the sprawling campus did enough.

"Deputy Peterson was on campus", Israel said. An 18-year-old kid should not have a rifle - 18-year-old kid, they're not adults yet. Israel did say BSO deputies "pulled people out, saved lives".

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel panned the idea as well, saying he didn't think teachers should be armed, but that they should teach. "Certainly makes it more hard", Bell said. The officers are likely to be equipped with high capacity weapons similar to the AR-15. Israel said investigators are still working to determine what role the officer played during the attack. "Politicians need to look these parents in the face and say, 'We will do nothing'".

He also did not say if BSO would be paying for the weapons. Only deputies who are trained and qualified will carry those rifles.

For now, the deputies will have to keep the rifles in their locked patrol cars when they're not physically carrying them. "It was a positive meeting", said Israel. "What they're asking for is common sense things that we should be doing for them", said Israel.