Published On: Tue, Sep 17th, 2019

Inadequate Security Training for Palm Beach County Schools May Lead to State Law

The school shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas brought about a Safety Act associated with properly training school security guards.

However, when the Palm Beach County School District hired a private Boynton Beach firm called “Invictus”, the PBC Sheriff’s Office had to take over.

According to WPTV, the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office determined Invictus to be an inadequate training program.

Contributing factors to the inadequacy of the Invictus security training program include:

  • Improper certification as required by Florida law.
  • Passed student’s firearms qualifications training with 80 percent, 5 percent lower than the state law requires.
  • Five students failed the firearms qualification portion of training.
  • Failed to include low light firearms qualification.

Due to this discovery, the Florida Senate education committee met for the first time to establish groundwork for the 2020 legislative session.

The State Senate hopes to come up with a solution that allows the state to stay ahead of these types of issues.

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