Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to announce a “major action plan” to keep students in the state safe, following the deadly school shooting in Parkland last week when 17 students and teachers were gunned down by a former student.
The governor is scheduled to make his announcement at 10:30 a.m. ET today. Watch his remarks in the player above.
The governor is expected to push his school safety proposals after meeting with law enforcement officials and students, among others, in the days since the shooting.
Various changes have been proposed since the Feb. 14 shooting. The Parkland community, along with the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, have applied pressure to their politicians to re-evaluate gun laws. Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran suggested a “marshal” plan that would allow a trained and deputized person to carry a gun on school premises.
However, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that a deputy that was on duty during the time of the shooting never went into the school to intervene. That deputy has since resigned after being suspended without pay, the sheriff said.
Meanwhile, hundreds of students across the country walked out of their classrooms in planned protests this week, calling for changes in gun control legislation.
In a listening session as well this week with mass shooting survivors, President Donald Trump vowed to be “very strong on background checks,” adding that his administration was going “to do plenty of other things.”