Money for Florida’s Guardian Program cut from state budget

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Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 9:28 AM CDT
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NCFL (WCJB) - Money for Florida’s Guardian Program has been cut from the state budget.

$41 million in unused funds was cut from the program that pays law enforcement agencies to train armed school staff or volunteers to act during a shooting.

The program was established in 2018 following the tragedy in Parkland.

The cuts didn’t deter Putnam County Sheriff H.D. “Gator” DeLoach, who said in a statement “At the start of the school year, whatever that may look like, we will have guardians in place along with our youth resource deputies.”

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