Teachers, Protect Yourselves

State legislators propose a bill that would allow communities to raise taxes in order to fund the school security measures they prefer.
Thu January 24, 2013 5:00 am
Associated Press

In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 27 people dead, lawmakers around the country are scrambling for ways to prevent gun violence in American schools. So too in Texas: whether it’s arming teachers or putting a cop outside of every classroom, Texas politicians have offered several ideas about how to keep schoolchildren safe.

On January 22, three state legislators—Senator John Whitmire, Senator Tommy Williams, and Representative Dan Huberty—announced that they would file a bill on the subject. The “Texas School Districts Security Act,” they explain, would give school districts and local communities greater control over the safety of their

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