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Gov. Rick Scott organizes workshops on student safety

Gov. Rick Scott has organized workshops set for Tuesday with several state and local leaders.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott is organizing meetings with state and local leaders to discuss ways to keep Florida students safe in the aftermath of last weeks' shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Scott has organized several workshops Tuesday at the Florida Department of Education, Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Sheriffs Association.

The workshops will include members of law enforcement, school administrators, teachers, mental health experts and state agency leadership.

  • The education workshop will focus on school safety improvements. It will also address updating security protocols and emergency plans.
  • The mental health and child welfare workshop will focus on ways to expand mental health services for Floridians, especially students. The workshop seeks to help improve coordination between state, local and private behavioral health partners.
  • The law enforcement workshop will focus on ensuring people struggling with mental illness do not have access to guns. It will also discuss potential safety improvements for gun policies.

The governor said he wants more details on how the FBI failed to act on a tip it received about the Parkland shooting suspect and his "desire to kill people."

On Friday, Scott called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign over the issue.

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Tuesday's meetings are not open to the public, but the Florida Channel will live stream them. The meetings are set from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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