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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 20, 2018 10:09 AM
From: Representative Rosemary M. Brown
To: All House members
Subject: School Safety Measures
 
I will be offering legislation mandating that each of our Pennsylvania school buildings must establish a primary school entrance that shall be equipped with a metal detector and at least one armed safety officer present at all times during school and after school activities. This measure will mimic a federal building entrance to conform to the highest security measures possible in identifying safety concerns.

In light of the safety and security concerns we are seeing across the country, it is critical that we take a leadership role as legislators in Pennsylvania to improve the security of our schools. Unfortunately, as trends of school shootings and violence continue, the anxiety and fears of our children, teachers, parents, grandparents, guardians and community are at an all-time high. Our families and communities deserve to have an educational environment where they feel safe and can focus on learning and positive outcomes in their school day and we are responsible for working to create this environment. Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation and helping me to work towards funding this critical measure and ensuring this is implemented throughout Pennsylvania.



Introduced as HB2163