School Safety Bill Includes More Money for Security and Mental Health Initiatives

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After the tragedy that left eight students and two teachers dead in Santa Fe High School last year, the Lone Star State decided it was time take action and make sure it would never be repeated again.

Including a plan that would require students to learn about domestic violence prevention, special training for school officers, and an undetermined amount of state money for security measures and mental health initiatives.

The bill would ensure school districts’ employees — including substitute teachers — are equipped to respond to emergencies by requiring that they have access to a phone and other electronic communication in the classroom…

It would also establish threat assessment teams that could help identify potentially dangerous students and figure out best ways to intervene before they become violent. 

The bill will also require districts to appoint school safety committees that meet once a semester to see if there are any updates that need to be made to security plans. 

Texas lawmakers also passed a controversial bill to give more teachers access to guns in classrooms. 

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