School safety report to be released by lawmakers Tuesday

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A long-in-the-works report on school safety in Alabama is set to be released tomorrow morning that may include legislative proposals for improving the safety and security of students. The report stems from a joint meeting of the House and Senate Education Policy committees, called in January in the wake of the deadly school shootings at [...]

Law enforcement should handle school safety, says Gov. Robert Bentley

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Gov. Robert Bentley Monday morning raised the possibility of a veto of any school safety legislation that put guns in the hands of untrained teachers and support personnel. Speaking before the Virtual Alabama School Safety Summit at the Renaissance, Bentley said he wanted to expand training for confrontation of active shooters to all law enforcement [...]

Alabama lawmakers to hold school safety hearing following Newtown tragedy

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In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, House Speaker Mike Hubbard announced a joint legislative hearing next month to discuss school security and safety. “Our goal is to complete a comprehensive review of the issue and learn what we can do as a legislature to ensure public schools across Alabama are as safe, secure and [...]