School Safety Bills Introduced

Feb 11, 2013 -- 7:46am

(Metro) Governor McDonnell is introducing eight pieces of legislation designed to make Virginia's schools and campuses safer.  

Highlights include measures to develop a critical incident response mode, requiring School Boards to create threat assessments teams and establish a fund to assist schools with security upgrades.  

In addition, there is legislation that would create a new criminal offense for entering a school while armed or in possession of an explosive device with the intent to commit a violent felony.  

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