A group of mothers takes action to oppose guardian program expansion

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -- In protest of the guardian program, a group of North Central Florida mothers delivered books to their local state representative.

On Monday, volunteers with ”Moms Demand Action” visited Senator Keith Perry’s Gainesville office to demonstrate their opposition to expansion of the guardian program, an initiative that would arm teachers in classrooms.

A total of 192 books were delivered to oppose the school safety bill. Inside each book were letters written to convince the senator to amend the bill so teachers could not be armed. This comes less than a week after a group called “Students Demand Action” initiated a “Books Not Bullets” rally in Downtown Gainesville.

The bill in question is called SB 7030: Implementation of Legislative Recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. According to the Florida Senate website this bill would take effect immediately upon becoming a law. Thus far, it’s seen 17 amendments and has been placed on a special order calendar for Wednesday.