Kansas school safety bill to thwart gunmen passes House
March 29, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislation designed to strengthen Kansas schools against gunmen passed in the House Wednesday, though some lawmakers argued the bill is more ploy than policy.
The measure would set aside $5 million for schools to upgrade infrastructure to slow or thwart a potential school shooter. The bill passed on a 119-5 vote and heads next to the Senate for consideration.
The bill won Democratic Rep. Jason Probst's vote, but not his support.
"This is a nice way for the Republican party to try and control a conversation about school safety without having to address the proliferatio...
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