After no luck at the governor's office, students storm the Florida House of Representatives chambers in Tallahassee, Fla. chanting "vote them out" and "we're students united, we'll never be divided" on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Susan Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Florida House passes school safety bill that includes restrictions on rifle sales, program to arm some teachers

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The Florida House has passed a school safety bill that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers.

The House voted 67-50 Wednesday on a bill that's a response to the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school that killed 17 people. The bill now goes to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature.

The vote reflected a mix of Republicans and Democrats in support and opposition. Even supporters said they didn't like some aspects of the bill.

The bill also provides new mental health programs for schools and provision to keep guns away from people who show signs of mental illness or violent behavior.

Florida House passes school safety bill that includes restrictions on rifle sales, program to arm some teachers first appeared on the PBS NewsHour website.

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