Local

State Senate Holds Hearing On School Safety

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

453641528 10 State Senate Holds Hearing On School SafetyAdorbale Baby Animals To Put A Smile On Your Face

christmas on kluv dl State Senate Holds Hearing On School SafetyListen To Christmas Music

180648074 8 State Senate Holds Hearing On School SafetyFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now II

452359780 10 State Senate Holds Hearing On School SafetyMissing Summer?

cowb thumb State Senate Holds Hearing On School SafetyCowboys Cheerleaders

AUSTIN (AP) - Texas lawmakers want to hear from experts and the public on ideas for improving school safety in the wake of last month’s shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.

The Senate has scheduled a hearing Monday. Lawmakers are already considering having the state pay for special weapons training for teachers and other school personnel. The state’s largest teachers group has opposed that idea.

Three Houston area lawmakers want to set up special taxing districts to pay for school security. And Attorney General Greg Abbott has called on schools to review existing security plans.

School safety ranks among the top issues for lawmakers this session after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., left 26 dead, including 20 children.

At least two Texas school districts allow some teachers and administrators to carry concealed weapons.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out: