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Florida Sheriff Says His School Deputies Will Be Heavily Armed

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – With schools starting across Florida in the coming weeks, a Florida sheriff is taking no chances with school safety.

In the wake of the Uvalde, Texas massacre and other school shootings, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is making sure his school officers are heavily armed this school year.

Ivey posted a video on Facebook Monday saying that making schools hard targets is his top priority. “Let me be very clear,” Ivey said. “You are not walking into my schools and killing our children.”

He said Brevard school officials will be better prepared, better armed and better trained.

Agents will be outfitted in a heavily armored tactical uniform.

They also won’t have to go to their cars to retrieve their long gun if there’s a threat. The weapon will be with them at all times.

“I firmly believe that if you don’t meet violence with violence, you will be violently killed,” Ivey said.

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