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Mike Garcia Introduces Bill to Improve School Security

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Representative Mike Garcia (CA-25) introduced the Strengthening School Security for Students Act. This legislation would provide funding for schools to hire and train at least two school resource officers (SRO) per 500 students to improve school security and protect students from potential threats.

Mike Garcia Introduces Bill to Harden and Secure Schools, Protect Kids

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Representative Mike Garcia (R-CA) and Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) introduced the Safe Schools Act, which would allow COVID-19 relief dollars that have already been allocated to schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to be used by schools to harden themselves with physical security measures, such as locks, panic buttons, individual room security systems, video surveillance, and hiring and paying the salaries of armed school resource officers.