Gov. Abbott Convenes First Roundtable On School Safety After Santa Fe Shooting

Early suggestions from lawmakers have included “hardening” schools against shooters

By Mose BucheleMay 23, 2018 9:30 am, , , ,

From KUT:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today convened the first of three roundtable discussions on “school and community safety” in response to Friday’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.

“Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, whether you are pro-gun or believe in more gun regulations, the reality is we all want guns out of the hands of those who would try to murder our children,” Abbott said at the start of the meeting, which included lawmakers and school and public safety officials.

“The question is: What are we, the leaders of Texas, going to do to prevent this from happening again?” he asked.

Leading state lawmakers have already suggested some answers, ranging from reducing abortions to increasing school security.

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