St. Augustine's Commission Will Discuss School Safety

Mar 7, 2018

The St. Augustine City Commission will take up school safety when it meets this coming Monday night.

It’s also setting aside time for people to come and share their concerns.

According to the commission, state lawmakers passed laws in 2011 that preempted local governments from regulating firearms and ammunition.

But those laws don’t bar local governments from taking a public stance on an issue.

To that end, Monday’s agenda also includes a presentation of resolutions and statements drafted by other governmental entities, as well as a summary of actions considered by the governor and the state legislature.

The discussion on combating school violence comes in the wake of the mass shooting at a Parkland high school last month that killed 17 people.

Monday night’s commission meeting starts at 5 p.m. at St. Augustine City Hall.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter @cydwjctnews.