If parties agree that additional armed personnel would prevent additional school shootings in Florida, it will not be the end of the debate.
The next question will be how to fund this program. My immediate reaction is to look at the current school resource officers that are used for crossing guards. As I travel in the neighborhood, I am near four schools, you will find multiple guards at intersections nearest these schools.
They arrive hours before school, stay hours after school. They push the buttons on the control signs to coordinate with the traffic lights, allowing pedestrians to cross.
After the students pass these SROs, watch them fan out and cross the streets at any point they wish. Who protects them crossing mid-block?
Are they all needed? When was the last time a citation or warning was issued was issued by these SROs?
Decrease the number by one or more at each crossing, limit the time required to be present, closer to school hours. Have them report violations, students and drivers with fines doubled.
After this action further review the crossing SROs, adjust accordingly. The school safety issue is the issue not street crossing guards.
Added note if school bus drivers are still required look to these crossing SROs.
The cry may be that they are not qualified to drive a bus, they drive to work and guard the students.