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House to take up school safety bill after Florida shooting


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House will vote on a school safety bill next week as Congress struggles to respond to the deadly assault on a Florida high school.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday the House will take up a bill creating a federal grant program to train students, teachers and school officials how to identify and intervene early when signs of violence arise. The bill would implement federal school-threat assessment protocols designed to prevent school shootings.

If approved, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018 would be the first gun-related actio...

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