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Gun Violence a Problem, But Not in Schools

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Armed guards in the schools seemed like a good idea last December after the massacre at Newtown Elementary. But calmer heads prevailed, which is just as well, writes public health specialist and consumer advocate Gary Stein of Tampa.

If you look at the public health data on gun violence, there are a lot of ways children could be made safer, but armed guards in schools really isn't one of them, he writes in Huffington Post.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.