Utah AG Reveals Benefits of SafeUT App at Federal School Safety Standards Roundtable Hosted by U.S. Senators Rubio and Nelson

Education Week, April 18, 2018 (blogs.edweek.org)

A school safety forum on Capitol Hill hosted by Florida's U.S. senators focused on how to help students head off threats from their peers, and on improving security measures for schools, among other topics.  

Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, also used the event here on Wednesday to tout their support for having the federal government offer states incentives to adopt "red flag" laws that prevent those who represent a threat to themselves or others from accessing or purchasing firearms, while preserving legal protetions for those individuals. Rubio and Nelson introduced a bill to this effect, the Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act, last month, after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. 

Advocates and public officials also emphasized the importance of communication at various stages to help address school violence, from making it easier for students to share their concerns with adults, to helping law enforcement respond to violent incidents more quickly.

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