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Critics call Kansas House GOP's school safety plan weak


March 11, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican lawmakers in Kansas responded to the mass Valentine's Day shooting at a Florida high school by drafting legislation to mandate safety standards for schools and provide state funds to school districts for training and security upgrades.

But educators and other legislators are skeptical. They say the new spending is not enough and argue that the House GOP leaders who drafted the plan are ducking a core issue by not proposing gun control measures.

The bill would require the State Board of Education to impose statewide safety standards for securing school en...

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