Back in Class
The Florida school where shots rang out earlier this month is back in session.
Classes resume today for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, exactly two weeks after a former student opened fire, killing 17 teenagers and staffers. Efforts by student activists are credited for movement on state gun laws. Florida legislators are expected to take up a number of proposals. The age to buy a rifle would be raised from 18 to 21, plus a three-day waiting period. There’s also a push for more resources for mental health programs in schools. The legislative session ends next Friday, giving lawmakers just over a week to debate and pass new gun measures.