LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers are offering ideas and seeking studies for improving safety in schools following more mass shootings throughout the country, but so far there isn’t an indication of what kind of action the Legislature might take.
One senator wants to give teachers the option to carry firearms, while others plan to study how districts are using school resource officers and mental health programs.
Nebraska schools received at least 13 threats of violence resulting in three arrests since January.
Lawmakers say they want to prevent the violence and plan to make school safety a priority during the next legislative session.
Sen. Adam Morfeld, of Lincoln, says lawmakers think such violence “isn’t going away anytime soon.”