Florida responds

Florida’s lawmakers have responded to the massacre of students on 14 February – it’s joining at least six other states – Georgia, Kansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming – and will school employees to carry firearms in public schools.

Only non-teaching personnel, such as administrators, guidance counselors, librarians and coaches, will be eligible to carry a weapon. Each school district would decide whether to opt in.

The Bill will automatically become law in two weeks unless the state’s governor, Rick Scott, decides to oppose it.