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Tennessee lawmakers proposed a bill on February 28 they believe will increase security in schools in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that left 17 dead.

The bill, called the School Safety Act of 2018 (HB 2129), proposes launching a voluntary program that uses off-duty officers as school resource officers at Tennessee public schools. Officers who join the program will be paid using a portion of civil asset forfeiture funds.

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Scot Peterson, the Broward deputy assigned to be a resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, resigned last Thursday after it was revealed that he failed to enter the school building where Nikolas Cruz shot and killed fourteen students and three faculty members.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told the press that Peterson, 54, should have gone into the building and “killed the killer.” Surveillance footage from the school reportedly shows Peterson was outside the building for more than four minutes while the gunman fired at students inside. The event lasted about six minutes.

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Two South Florida girls were ordered to serve 21 days of house arrest Friday after allegedly threatening to shoot up their school.

According to authorities, a 12-year-old girl who attends Nova Middle School was arrested Thursday after writing a note threatening to shoot up her school. Investigators said the student placed the note under the assistant principal’s office door.

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Nelson Hernandez Mena was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly shot and killed Juan Javier Cruz and injured another man in a confrontation outside a Salvadorian restaurant.

Mena, 48. faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, attempted murder, and first-degree murder. He is being held at Palm Beach County Jail and was denied bond during a first court appearance on Monday morning by Judge Dina Keever-Agrama. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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North Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda will face criminal charges for allegedly shooting Charles Kinsey, the unarmed caretaker of an autistic man, last July. The shooting was captured on video by a bystander and showed Kinsey lying on his back on the ground with his hands up in the air before he was shot by Aledda.

Aledda, 30, was arrested yesterday and charged with attempted manslaughter and a misdemeanor charge of culpable negligence. He was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and was reportedly released on bail later in the day. News sources did not name an attorney for Aledda.

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