Friday, March 02, 2018

Sheriff Wants To Arm School Staff With Concealed Guns

LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden this morning outlined his plan to put handguns in the area's schools. Hendry county has schools in LaBelle and Clewiston and Superintendent of Schools Paul Puletti says the idea is going to take extensive working out the details and first must go through the School Board to see if they want to fund the plan, which proposes to have the school system pay for the guns and training of school staff.

Puletti says putting concealed weapons in the hands of teacher may be problematic because of the teacher's union and says some teachers may not want to take on that role in any event.

Sheriff Whidden says he proposed the idea to Puletti after the February 14 student deaths in Broward County.

The video above is the first 15 minutes of a 33 minute press conference. The final minutes includes some important questions from the news media attending; NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, Southwest Florida Online. View the video here

Video by Don Browne

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