TAVARES, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Lake County Schools has reported that a district-wide survey found that the majority of Lake County Schools employees, students, parents, and community members who responded do not support personnel having access to a secured weapon on campus during school hours.
They say that the survey link was posted on the district's internal and external web sites and was shared on its social media pages. The survey asked participants to identify themselves as an employee, student, parent or community member.
The survey reportedly asked one question about the "School Guardian" program: "Do you support school personnel, to include school administrators, ROTC instructors, current or former service members, and/or former law enforcement officers, who volunteer to participate in a “school guardian” program, to have access to a secured weapon on campus during school hours?”
A total of 2,673 people answered the question, and in every category the majority responded, “No.”
The School Guardian program is a result of a new school safety law that was passed in the aftermath of the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that killed 17 people.