School Safety Returns to Spotlight

Apr 3, 2013

Rhode Island lawmakers will consider legislation Wednesday aimed at increasing safety measures in public schools. The bills, now in the House and Senate Education Committees, would require school and law enforcement officials to work together to look for weaknesses in building security and craft new school safety plans.

Many parents and teachers became concerned about school security after a shooter opened fire on unarmed students and teachers at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. Debate on the Rhode Island bills comes as Connecticut lawmakers prepare to vote on a broad package of tough gun control measures in response to the shooting.