Fl. Gov. Rick Scott highlights plan to keep students safe

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WTVY) -- Keeping guns away from dangerous people, that’s Florida Governor Rick Scott's plan.

He highlighted how, in Walton County.

"Two weeks ago, 17 Floridians died."

An emotional Rick Scott, remembering that day, just 14 days ago, a shooting at a high school in Parkland.

He says, "How would we handle it if it was us? I have two daughters and 6 grandsons, I can't imagine losing them."

Now, the governor along with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School want change.

Students have protested and marched at the capitol in Tallahassee.

"Every parent should have the peace that when they send their kids to school, they will come back safely."

And the governor has a $500 million plan, which he says is a must.

No one under 21 would be able to buy a gun

Anyone with mental health issues would not have access to a gun.

He says, having mental health experts and law enforcement in every Florida public school is a must.
He also wants bulletproof glass, metal detectors, and better locks at the schools.

“We have got to have a better plan, it's for the kids."

The governor says there are surpluses in the budget to make all this happen.

There is a week and a half left in the legislative session and he wants it all passed by next Friday.