Delaware GOP Introduces School Safety Bills - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Delaware GOP Introduces School Safety Bills

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Rep. Dan Short (R) Rep. Dan Short (R)

SEAFORD, Del. - Since the tragedy at Newtown, legislators across the country are proposing law changes to combat gun violence and tighten school security.

Add Delaware Republicans to the list, as they look for ways to make schools safer. One way, by installing crisis buttons, like the ones in banks, into every public school in the state.

"You have a panic button to hear your car beep, but we put our kids in the school and we don't give that person at the front desk the same opportunity to yell for help," said Rep. Dan Short (R).

If the proposed bills, which includes facilitating emergency texts and creating school safety funding, goes through, locals say they want something simple and cost efficient; however, children's safety is at the top of their list.

"If that enhances the safety for the students and its at a minimal cost to start with, I believe that's the direction that we should go with," said Dolores Slatcher, Seaford City Manager.

Short adds that he believes the legislation should pass without contention.
"The firearms, the high capacity magazines, the assault weapon ban all are very controversial," said Short. "What we try to do is be practical here."

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