Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee said helium intends to grow a schoolhouse information measurement to see the placement of schoolhouse assets officers astatine each schoolhouse successful the authorities pursuing the shooting astatine a backstage Christian schoolhouse successful Nashville.
The governor's program comes aft a 28-year-old transgender idiosyncratic opened occurrence successful the Covenant School sidesplitting six people, including 3 children. Law enforcement killed the suspect.
Lee opened up astir the affectional interaction the shooting has near connected the community.
"I deliberation we each recognize erstwhile radical are fearful, erstwhile radical are angry, erstwhile radical lash out. I person those aforesaid emotions myself, we each do," Lee told The Tennessean. "We person an obligation, I person an obligation, to bash what I tin and enactment unneurotic with leaders crossed this assemblage to code people's concerns and to support our kids successful immoderate mode we can."
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Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee said helium intends to grow a schoolhouse information measurement to see the placement of schoolhouse assets officers astatine each schoolhouse successful the authorities pursuing the shooting astatine a backstage Christian schoolhouse successful Nashville. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
The governor's program would grow a connection to spot an equipped guard, different known arsenic a schoolhouse assets officer, astatine each public schoolhouse successful Tennessee and connection authorities backing for backstage schools to prosecute an equipped guard.
Under this proposal, which would person to beryllium approved by the authorities legislature, backstage schools would beryllium required to prosecute guards with the aforesaid level of grooming arsenic nationalist schoolhouse requirements. However, backstage schools volition not beryllium forced to instrumentality vantage of the program.
Lee issued a akin enforcement bid past twelvemonth and pushed a caller schoolhouse information program successful his authorities of the authorities code earlier this year. State lawmakers successful caller weeks considered the caller proposal, which includes penalties for nationalist schools recovered with information violations.
The governor's archetypal fund connection this twelvemonth included $20 cardinal for schoolhouse gathering information upgrades. He besides plans to suggest expanding this money with further wealth for backstage schools.
A 28-year-old transgender idiosyncratic opened occurrence past week successful the Covenant School, sidesplitting six people. (AP Photo/John Amis)
The caller program would besides question further intelligence wellness enactment done school-based behavioral wellness liaisons. Lee antecedently established a $250 cardinal intelligence wellness "trust fund" that has yet to beryllium spent.
"Mental wellness concerns are thing that we person to proceed to put in," Lee said. "There volition beryllium conversations crossed the committee astir intelligence wellness for students and intelligence wellness successful general. And enactment for those who request help, and who bash successful information go a menace to themselves oregon others."
Extreme hazard extortion authorities (ERPO), besides known arsenic "red flag" laws, are successful spot successful astir 20 U.S. states, but Lee would not explicitly perpetrate to specified a measure. Under "red flag" laws, authorities tin prosecute a civilian ineligible bid to portion guns from a idiosyncratic for a constricted clip if they are recovered to beryllium an elevated hazard to themselves oregon others.
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Bodycamera footage shows Nashville Police Department officers responding to the Covenant School successful Nashville afrer 28-year-old Audrey Hale opened fire. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)
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"Most practical, thoughtful radical judge that individuals who are a menace to themselves oregon to others shouldn't person entree to weapons," Lee said. "In my view, that’s a practical, thoughtful approach."
Nine-year-old students Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and William Kinney were killed successful the shooting on with caput of schoolhouse Katherine Koonce, 60, substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, 61, and custodian Mike Hill, 61.