Texas Lawmakers Advance School Safety Bill Requiring Mental Health Training

  • Texas state lawmakers advanced a public school safety bill on Sunday requiring certain district employees to undergo mental health training and all campuses to staff at least one armed security guard during regular school hours.
  • Both chambers passed House Bill 3 just more than a year after a lone gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school — the third-deadliest mass school shooting in American history.
  • “It’s time to act,” Rep. Ken King (R-Canadian) said, according to The Texas Tribune. “We need to prevent the next Uvalde.”
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