Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Efforts to enhance school security lead the week on Capitol

Series: Tennessee 28th District Update | Story 119

April 13, 2023

One week after the deadly attack on the Covenant School in Nashville, Republican lawmakers and Governor Bill Lee announced additional actions to strengthen safety at public and private schools across Tennessee. These measures include enhanced legislation and more than $200 million to place an armed security guard at every Tennessee public school, boost physical security at public and private schools, and provide additional mental health resources for Tennesseans.

School security has been a priority for lawmakers over recent years, with comprehensive legislation proposed this year that woul...

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