School Safety

In May 2018, Santa Fe High School, located in the Houston metropolitan area, was the site of a shooting that claimed the lives of ten people. While the threat of a school shooting can never be completely eliminated, two bills passed this session have the potential to reduce the risk of school shooting casualties. 

House Bill 1387 increases the number of school marshals that may be appointed to a given school campus. With improved communication between school districts and emergency personnel, and additional school marshals, schools should be able to better address safety concerns.