Highway Patrol offered until permanent safety plan in place

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, Photo Date: 6/22/08 Cropped Photo: Formulanone / Wikipedia
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Florida's governor is offering to station state troopers at the high school where 17 people were killed last month.

Gov. Rick Scott sent a letter Tuesday to Broward County Sherriff Scott Israel and Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie requesting that immediate action be taken to require an armed law enforcement officer to secure every point of entry at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while students are on campus.

The letter says the state is willing to provide assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol until a more permanent safety plan can be put into place. Scott says he continues to hear from parents who lost their children in the Feb. 14 shooting, and they are still concerned about student safety at the school.

The younger brother of the teen charged in the shooting was arrested at the school on a trespassing charge Monday.