Fast Guard

7 News WSVN

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Broward County School Board will begin to hire armed guards to protect their schools.

School board members rescinded a vote from earlier in the year where the county voted to opt out of Florida’s guardian program, which allows non-teaching staff to carry guns on campuses.

Beginning Wednesday, the district will begin looking to fill 80 positions before the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

Minimal qualifications include two years of military or law enforcement experience within the past decade, and the ability to obtain a concealed weapons permit. Guards will earn between $37,500 and $46,500.

The addition of the armed guards comes months after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Seventeen people were gunned down in the Feb. 14 massacre.

Copyright 2018 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


On – 27 Jun, 2018 By Johari Canty