WASHINGTON, D.C. (KCRG-TV9) -- On Wednesday 13 federal lawmakers, including Iowa's Senator Chuck Grassley, introduced school safety legislation.
The School Safety and Mental Health Services Improvement Act will use federal dollars to help all 100,000 public schools in the U.S. Money would go toward school counselors, alarm systems, security cameras and crisis intervention training.
“Students should not only feel safe at school, but they should be safe at school," said Grassley. "Making federal resources available so schools can upgrade their security and mental health programs and infrastructure is an important way of making all of our students safer. I’m glad to join a bill that will do exactly that. This is a commonsense measure that will help communities and schools prevent future tragedy.”
Other senators included Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Corker (R-TN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Todd Young (R-IN).