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Updated: 02/28/2018 08:56:09AM

Webber president gets death threat over arming school staff

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Webber International University President and CEO Dr. Keith Wade received a death threat Feb. 22, 2018 after signing a contract with the Polk County Sheriff's Office to deputize and arm multiple members of his university staff.

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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd called the current gun laws lunacy in reference to possession of guns on school campuses.

By CHARLES A BAKER III

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BARTOW – Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is not waiting on legislators in Tallahassee to protect county students from gun violence.

Current federal and state law states, in part, that the only people authorized to carry weapons on school campuses are law enforcement officers. Sheriff Judd recently described these laws as lunacy, saying people can be armed in many areas of the community but not schools, and that state legislators are working to change that.

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