Osceola County schools react to new Marjory Stoneman Douglas safety report

in Osceola County News & Events

SOURCE: Osceola News-Gazette

Florida schools have changed in many ways since a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School nearly a year ago.

Improvements to mental health services and school hardening measures are just some of the steps taking place in districts across Florida.

Now, a special safety commission formed after the shooting in Parkland has released a report with suggestions for state officials in Tallahassee.  

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission presented its 458-page report last week with recommendations that include arming teachers, assailant training for school personnel and greater transparency between law enforcement and school mental health professionals.

Locally, Osceola County School District officials said they’ve worked to implement many safety procedures and upgrades in the wake of Parkland, according to Public Information Officer Dana Schafer.

Due to security reasons, however, the district was unable to give specific details.

Schafer did note that the district is lucky to have a great working relationship with all local law enforcement agencies and government boards.