Bill to mandate school security drills passes House

Bill to mandate school security drills passes House

A bill that would mandate a school security drill, in place of a monthly fire drill, has passed the House of Representatives.

The legislation comes in response to a meeting after the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings. Currently, school security drills are optional instead of mandatory.

The bill passed Monday would require schools to have one security drill per school year. The school has the option of up to two security drills.

“Unfortunately, in today’s society, the need to make our schools safer has never been more pressing,” Kavulich said. “As a responsible legislative body, we took a step today that will protect our school students.”

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.

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