- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland Senate panel has approved a measure to create consistent standards for school safety statewide.

The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee passed the bill Wednesday. It now goes to the full Senate.

The bill requires the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Center for School Safety to develop a policy for school-safety assessment. The policy will include guidance on identifying people whose behavior could pose a threat to a school.


TOP STORIES
Train company claps back at Greta Thunberg over floor pic, notes 'first class' seat
'I was wrong': James Comey admits 'real sloppiness' in Russia probe
Rand Paul fears impeachment will 'dumb down and destroy the country'


The measure would create a framework to develop policies regarding the use of school resource officers, including training.

The bill also outlines about $41 million in school-safety funding.



On Tuesday, students at Great Mills High School returned to class for the first time since a student shot and killed a former girlfriend and then himself.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide