Senator proposes solutions for school safety

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – Since the tragic school shooting in Newtown nearly two weeks ago, the push to improve safety in schools continues to grow. Area law enforcement and the school district issued a joint statement about safety measures implemented to prevent such an incident from happening here.

Colorado State Senator Steve King believes we can better protect students by placing armed officers in all schools. The question of funding still remains an issue.

"Many hands make light work, and that is the same idea when it comes to funding these projects, especially one as important as the safety and security of our kids," says Senator King.

King says a combination of funding from local, state and federal agencies would be the best way to help schools afford the added security.


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  • by voting taxpayer Location: gj on Dec 28, 2012 at 07:34 AM
    This is crazy talk.We have children walking to school now.Where is the safty?It's in the name of teachers wages.Paid to dumd down our children.Look at the precautions already used in Sandy Hook.Look at the police response time.You can't run across campus that fast.How do you stop a person willing to take there own life?Aurora,Sandy Hook,IRAQ.Come on people we are not helpless and stupid.Just because our president thinks so doesn't mean we have to act like it.Cut EPA,NEA not military
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