U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) voted for bipartisan legislation to provide schools with resources for training, technology, and coordination with law enforcement to help identify warning signs, prevent violence, and keep students safe. The Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act (H.R. 4909) creates a grant program to improve school safety and security. It passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 407 to 10. H.R. 4909 authorizes $50 million annually to train students, school personnel, and law enforcement to identify warning signs and intervene early to prevent violence. The funding would also support school security improvements, threat assessment and crisis intervention efforts, and coordination between schools and local law enforcement.
March 18th, 2018|Local News|