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Florida Gov. Rick Scott proposed a school safety plan that includes raising the minimum age to purchase a gun during a press conference Friday.

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Florida's Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump do not completely see eye-to-eye on how to keep schools safe in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland. 

That was made clear Friday when Gov. Rick Scott and leaders of the state House and Senate released legislation and action plans about school security. 

While there are similarities within the plans, Trump and Scott, a close ally of the president, disagree on arming school teachers and staff members, as well as active shooter drills. 

Arming teachers

Trump said he supports arming trained teachers, a policy point supported by the National Rifle Association. He said teachers would receive a bonus for carrying guns, covered by federal money. 

Trump's theory is if shooters are aware that teachers or other staff members are armed, they won't try to attack.

“If they’re not gun free — if there are guns inside — held by the right people, by highly trained professionals, you’re going to see this end. It won’t be happening again. Our schools are essentially gun-free zones and that makes them very dangerous places,” Trump told reporters Friday morning. 

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But Scott disagrees. 

"Let teachers focus on teaching," Scott said when asked about it Friday. 

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Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie says he is "totally against arming teachers" because "they have a challenging job as it is." (Feb. 23) AP

The House and Senate plans would allow teachers or other staff members to be armed, but only if they enter a special deputy program. A school safety bill released by both chambers would require staff members to take multiple firearm safety and proficiency training classes, totaling 132 hours of instruction.

Deputized teachers wouldn't qualify for Special Risk retirement benefits that many public safety employees receive. Special Risk allows those injured, or unable to physically or mentally do tasks their jobs require, to retire early with full benefits. 

Active shooter training

The House, Senate and Scott plans all would require active shooter drills. 

Scott and Education Commissioner Pam Stewart are proponents of the drills, saying they would prepare students in case a shooting does occur. 

But Trump said Thursday he doesn't approve of the drills, slamming a suggestion by Stewart during a White House roundtable. 

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"Active shooter drills is a very negative thing, I'll be honest with you," he said at the White House. "I think that's a very negative thing to be talking about. I don't like it."

Trump referenced his 11-year-old son, Barron, when he explained that he would prefer "hardened schools." 

Similarities

But Trump does agree with other aspects laid out in the plans, including imposing a ban on the purchase of assault rifled by anyone younger than 21. 

The National Rifle Association has fought back against the suggestion, saying it would deprive young adults of "their constitutional right to self-protection." 

Trump also supports banning bump stocks and enforcing stronger background checks.

More: Complete Parkland shooting coverage

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