Introducing School Safety Act

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott Honor Parkland Victims 

United States Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott of Fla. with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wis. recently introduced school safety legislation in memory of the Parkland victims, which could help prevent future tragedies. 

The bill would create a budget to help school faculty members, parents and community officials recognize school safety practices. This bill would also allow school systems across the country to implement new measures in ensuring school safety.

“Not a day goes by that I don’t think about the 17 souls that were taken from us in a brutal act of violence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” said U.S. Sen. Scott. “Today, I’m proud to sponsor the Luke and Alex School Safety Act and continue our efforts to keep our schools safe so no family ever has to experience a tragedy like this again.”

The potential law would require the United States attorney general and the United States secretary of education to notify their colleagues from each state about the new regulations. After each state representative is notified, they would notify each school district.

“Luke Hoyer, Alex Schachter, and 15 others lost their lives in a senseless act of violence in Parkland, Florida,” said U.S. Sen. Johnson. “This bill honors the memory of all those who have needlessly lost their lives and is a proactive step to help migrate this horrific violence.”

The bill recommends school safety practices which includes threat prevention, protection and incident response. If passed by the Senate, the potential law would also improve current school safety policies.

“There is an immense need to make a central point of information available to states and local education agencies on ways to improve school safety,” said said U.S. Sen. Rubio. “Congress should act swiftly to pass this bill.”

For more information about the bill, visit www.hsgac.senate.gov.

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