Abbott: 78 Texas Districts Not Meeting Safety Standards

In the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting, Attorney General Greg Abbott has publicly rebuked 78 Texas school districts that have failed to meet state-mandated safety measures.

Abbott said Monday that he had told the districts — a small percentage of the state's 1,025 total and, with a few exceptions, primarily small, rural schools — that his office expects them to immediately comply with state law.

"Every day they are not in compliance, they are putting kids at greater risk," Abbott said at a news conference in Austin.

The attorney general said he was "shocked to learn" of the ...

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