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FL: Schools now have armed security, mental health training for teachers, more providers

Aug 5, 2018, First Coast News, Jacksonville, FL: Changes you can expect this school year following Parkland shooting … According to the Florida Department of Education, you should expect for your child's public school to have had a security risk assessment. Any critical safety improvements will have been made immediately. By September 1st, each school is required to form a threat assessment team that will meet monthly to review potential threats to students and staff. All public schools must have at least one safety officer or armed volunteer guardian. There will also be youth mental health training for school personnel to help them identify signs of mental illness and a mental health professional available for students at each school. "Big fan of increasing funding and personnel for mental health issues because I think a lot of these shooters have mental health problems," said Duval resident Marcus Nerone.

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