Florida school districts are rejecting armed teachers. Lawmakers say that’s okay.

Throughout the debate over teacher participation in Florida’s armed school guardian program, proponents have made one thing clear: No one is attempting to require teachers to carry guns. That includes some of the 25 districts that already accept guardian funding, but have chosen employees to serve solely as guards rather than have others take on the added responsibility. The latest is Citrus County. And it’s not alone.

Florida school districts are rejecting armed teachers. Lawmakers say that’s okay.