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Texas Governor Proposes Methods to Keep Students Safe at School

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Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled a broad school safety plan last week that could bring more armed staff, as well as an expanded police force, into Texas' schools, a little more than a week after a student gunman killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School.

His lengthy set of proposals also includes installing active-shooter alarm systems in every school and the creation of an app that would allow students and teachers to anonymously report threats. In addition, the plan would expand mental-health resources. It does not, however, address gun-control measures other than urging lawmakers to consider so-called "red flag laws" that allow law enforcement and families to petition to have firearms removed from someone judged to be potentially dangerous.

The proposal comes after Abbott convened three days of roundtable meetings with gun-violence survivors, gun-control advocates, superintendents, legislators, and others to discuss ways to improve school safety.

Vol. 37, Issue 34, Pages 4-5

Published in Print: June 6, 2018, as Texas Governor Proposes Methods to Keep Students Safe at School
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