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Florida Concealed Carry question

hammer6

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Florida has preemption.

one of the state off-limits places is this:
"any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district;" (http://handgunlaw.us/states/florida.pdf)

Does that apply to a school board meeting? The only reason I ask is that the Bradenton Herald just published an article stating that "school district adds security checks for public meetings", which says that you will no longer be allowed to carry concealed into public meetings.

See article here: https://www.bradenton.com/news/loca...qWBi3h9Krsx9kTcbnZDNEq_EG92v1SAVAbW540odRzoNE

Edited to add: the article also says Bradenton Police were on scene, along with a signed posted on the door that said no firearms allowed unless authorized by state law.

The statute as written and as described in this article is ambiguous to me. I can not figure out if this meeting is the "governing body" of the public school district. And, if it's not, then our local government has no lawful authority to prohibit firearms there.

Does anyone know the answer?

thanks!
 

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Hammer6, could they school district have credible threats and are doing knee jerk in collaboration with the nice LEs?

The other thought could it fall under private property aspects?

Finally, quote, About 40 potential guardians — armed security officers without law enforcement authority Unquote would be/is more concerning...they are private yet being trained by the local sheriff, so who do the hooligan answer to for oversight?

[sidebar ~ these folk are going to “detect” ‘inappropriate social behavior’? Uh er what is definition of inappropriate social behavior?]
 

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790.0612(a) A license issued under this section does not authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a concealed weapon or firearm into:
10. Any elementary or secondary school facility or administration building;
I would bet the meetings are held at an administration building.
 

hammer6

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I would bet the meetings are held at an administration building.
It is not on school property, the school district has their own building not near any schools. So if that counts as a school administration building, which i do not think, then ok.




Hammer6, could they school district have credible threats and are doing knee jerk in collaboration with the nice LEs?

The other thought could it fall under private property aspects?
Doesn't matter- we have preemption.

Pretty sure the building is public property as it's a public building.
 

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It is not on school property, the school district has their own building not near any schools. So if that counts as a school administration building, which i do not think, then ok.

Doesn't matter- we have preemption.

Pretty sure the building is public property as it's a public building.

Eh, school “property” isn’t normally considered “public” but defined as “Ancillary plant” is comprised of the building, site, and site improvements necessary to provide such facilities as vehicle maintenance, warehouses, maintenance, or administrative buildings necessary to provide support services to an educational program.educational facilities” per FL 1013.01(1) under school district superintendent oversight.
 
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Eh, school “property” isn’t normally considered “public” but defined as “Ancillary plant” is comprised of the building, site, and site improvements necessary to provide such facilities as vehicle maintenance, warehouses, maintenance, or administrative buildings necessary to provide support services to an educational program.educational facilities” per FL 1013.01(1) under school district superintendent oversight.
It's not on a school site or school property. It's on it's own plot of land, in a building that used to be something else. It stands alone like a tax collectors office.
 
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