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People being brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A state commission investigating last February's deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, unanimously approved recommendations on Wednesday that include a controversial proposal for some teachers to be trained and allowed to carry guns in school.

Details: A report produced by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission calls for districts to increase funding to improve school security, install bulletproof glass on all school windows and establish more stringent safety precautions in classrooms. It also addresses certain deficiencies and errors by security personnel, including the Broward Country Sheriff's Office, that came to light after the massacre.

What's next: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that many of the recommendations, including the proposal to arm teachers, would require legislative action. Florida's senate education committee will review the recommendations on Tuesday.

The backdrop: The idea for teachers to carry concealed weapons on campus was floated after the Parkland shooting by some Republicans, pro-gun advocates and the Trump administration.

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Bryan Walsh, author of Future
Updated 7 hours ago - Technology

A dark view of the future of autonomous weapons

A still from the video "If Human: Kill ( )." Image: Future of Life Institute

A new short film warns of the coming risks posed by the development and proliferation of lethal autonomous weapons.

Why it matters: Drones with the ability to autonomously target and kill without the assistance of a human operator are reportedly already being used on battlefields, and time is running out to craft a global ban of what could be a destabilizing and terrifying new class of weapon.

Updated 8 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Omicron dashboard

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

  1. Health: Coronavirus variant surveillance varies widely by state — Omicron cases confirmed in 5 U.S. states America probably won't lead the effort to understand Omicron.
  2. Vaccines: Omicron adds urgency to vaccinating world — Omicron fuels the case for COVID boosters — Moderna loses patent battles tied to COVID vaccine — Pfizer could have vaccine data for children under five by end of 2021, CEO says.
  3. Politics: Nevada to impose insurance surcharge on unvaccinated state workers — New Jersey GOP lawmakers defy statehouse COVID policy — Oklahoma sues Biden administration over Pentagon vaccine mandate — Omicron travel bans are sign of what's to come.
  4. World: WHO: Delta health measures help fight Omicron — COVID cases surge in South Africa in sign Omicron wave is coming — Germany approves new restrictions for unvaccinated people.
  5. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.
Updated 13 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Prosecutors charge parents of Michigan school shooting suspect

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan high school have been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter, according to court documents.

The latest: Lawyers for James and Jennifer Crumbley told the Detroit News they are "returning to the area to be arraigned," after law enforcement officials announced a search for the Crumbleys had been initiated.

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