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School Safety Bill Addressing Texas Students’ Mental Health Awaits Governor’s Approval

By Claire McInerny, KUT A bill that aims to prevent violence in Texas schools – one of Greg Abbott’s legislative priorities – is on the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 11 would require schools to teach lessons on mental health, substance abuse, … Continue reading

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Students In Texas Are Heading Back To School. So Are More Armed School Marshals

The number of public school staff members that are armed as part of the school marshal program in Texas is set to more than double as the new school year begins. The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, which oversees the … Continue reading

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‘Hardening’ Schools Won’t Keep Kids Safe, Police Officials Tell Senators

A group of law enforcement officers told Texas senators Monday that they don’t think the governor’s plan to “harden” schools is the best way to keep students safe.

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