school safety

Ryan Poppe

Members of a Texas Senate committee reviewed some of Gov. Greg Abbott’s school safety ideas, and  discovered there might not be a perfect solution to securing a school building.


Ryan E. Poppe

Senate lawmakers are ready to begin unpacking some of the school safety recommendations released by the governor’s office after the Santa Fe school shooting.


From Texas Standard:

Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to curb school shootings has embraced an idea championed by an El Paso Democrat, State Rep. Joe Moody. The idea is called a “red flag law.”

Moody says his proposed legislation calls for a mechanism by which a person who is in crisis, and poses an eminent danger to themselves or others when guns are present, would lose access to their firearms. He says similar laws exist in other states, and at the federal level.

From Texas Standard:

Texas has been on the nation's front pages since the school shooting at Santa Fe, south of Houston. Now, after an unprecedented three days of roundtable discussions with experts, school administrators and others, all eyes are on Gov. Greg Abbott’s just-released proposal to curb gun violence in Texas schools.

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Teacher groups are cautiously optimistic about Gov. Greg Abbott's recommendations to improve school safety and mitigate the threat of another school shooting. But researchers say these proposals might add more in-class stress to the educators they're meant to support.


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