Florida Governor signed gun safety bill

By: Channel 8 Eyewitness Newsroom

Nearly a month after 17 people were killed in a horrific Florida school shooting, the state’s governor, Rick Scott, signed a gun safety bill Friday.

Surrounded by families affected by the Parkland shooting on Feb. 14, Scott formally signed the SB 7026, the so-called "Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act."

The Florida House voted to pass the bill, which includes a controversial measure to arm some teachers and other school personnel who undergo special training sanctioned by the state, earlier this week.

The provision would allow school districts that don’t want to participate to opt out of the program.