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Florida Sheriff Wants Schools Named Not Complying With Armed Security Laws Named Publicly

Just days after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas public safety commission concluded their latest meeting, one of the group’s most vocal members is expressing his outrage at several school districts he says are violating state law by not providing armed security at their schools.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the nearly 200 schools that are still not being secured in the way that state officials have required are “ignoring the law.”

“They are ignoring the safety and security of not only the students, but the staff," Judd said in an interview with NBC affiliate WFLA-TV. "Shame on you, shame on you."

Judd says he has talked to Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran about publicly naming the schools who have not complied with the law passed in the wake of the tragic shooting deaths of 17 people inside the Parkland high school in February 2018.

Schools have until August 1st before those that are not in compliance are named publicly.

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