Sunday, 4th December 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Florida lawmakers approve arming teachers with guns in classrooms

Florida teachers will be able to carry guns in classrooms after undergoing police-style training and a psychiatric evaluation. Opponents say fewer guns should be on schools and the policy is prone to deadly accidents.

Related

10 Dec 2020
A Florida health worker who suffered severe coronavirus-related complications is released from the hospital for the first time in nine months. "The only thing that I can tell you is that this is real. Corona is real," Rosa Felipe tells reporters outside a Miami hospital.
6 Mar 2021
Fort Myers resident Torrie Heathcoat had to call 911 for help after a seven-foot-long alligator made its way inside her home, taking up residence in her garage. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came to the rescue. The unit captured the reptile safely and transported it to an alligator farm in the Fort Myers area.
15 Mar 2021
School teacher Graciela has a long journey to work. She gives lessons to children from an isolated indigenous community in Panama, who have no access to classrooms amid the pandemic. "The journey is a bit long and dangerous, but she does it with love for the children and we really appreciate that," says community leader Evelyn Cabrera.
5 Apr 2021
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has vowed to prevent a "catastrophic flood" near the major city of Tampa. A leaking toxic wastewater reservoir has the potential to cause an environmental crisis in the region.
7 Apr 2021
Fears of catastrophic flooding continue after a drone discovered a possible breach of a wastewater reservoir at the site of an old phosphate plant.
19 Apr 2021
A home surveillance camera captures a fireball streaking across the sky over Florida on Monday night, before creating a bright flash as it burns up off the east coast of the Sunshine State.
19 Apr 2021
Artists including Nicky Jam, Anitta, Carlos Vives and many more are back on a white carpet for the Latin American Music Awards ceremony held near Miami, Florida.
25 Apr 2021
Pets can easily bond with humans, but when a wild octopus befriends a diver and becomes his life coach until its death, that true story scores an Oscar nomination for best documentary.
28 May 2021
Social media companies would be slapped with large fines if they "de-platform" political candidates in the US state. Big tech firms and activists oppose the law.
25 Jun 2021
Video footage taken by a local resident shows a large portion of a 12-story building in the town of Surfside -- just north of Miami Beach -- reduced to rubble, with the apartments' interiors exposed, sparking a major emergency response. It was unclear how many people lived in the building or who had been inside at the time, but local news station NBC 6 South Florida reported that firefighters pulled one boy from the rubble alive.
29 Jun 2021
Another body has been recovered from the debris of a Florida apartment building that collapsed last week, bringing the confirmed death toll to 10, with another 151 people still unaccounted for, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava says.
29 Jun 2021
Residents, volunteers and Florida officials set up flowers at a makeshift memorial dedicated to the victims of the collapsed 12-story beachside apartment building in Miami. "I’m not going to give up hope," says a friend of two missing victims as the rescue operation carries on.