School Safety

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Although Virginia has taken school safety seriously, there’s still room for improvement. That’s what members of the Select Committee on School Safety, formed after the school shooting in Parkland Florida, heard today when they met for the second time.

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A state legislative committee on school safety, formed in response to the shooting at a Florida high school, is getting to work. They’ll be taking a look at school security and mental health issues, but not gun control.

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After the shooting at a Florida high school, Republican leadership in Virginia’s General Assembly created a bipartisan workgroup on school safety. The group hasn’t even met yet, but Virginia Democrats are already criticizing it for not tackling gun control. Now, Democrats are starting their own group.

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Lawmakers in Richmond may be about to wrap up their General Assembly session, but they’re already pushing school safety to next year.

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Police will meet with school officials in Waynesboro today after a series of four bomb threats in the last month to the high school and Kate Collins Middle School.  In an automated call to parents, Principal Janet Buckheit urged parents to talk with their kids.

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