Hearings have begun in the Legislature on plans to improve school security. It’s part of the state’s response to shooting incidents around the country.
School and law enforcement officials opposed plans to require metal detectors and to rate schools on their security arrangements. They said that creates opportunities for bad actors to pick vulnerable targets.
“When the law enforcement responds to an incident, that’s a little late.”
At about the same time, a state Senate committee approved spending $18 million to help schools improve their security. The bills include no new restrictions on guns.
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