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Texas Senate committee discusses school safety after Santa Fe shooting

We livestreamed a meeting of the Texas Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security.

The Texas Capitol in Austin on June 20, 2017.

The Texas Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security met Monday and Tuesday to discuss school safety in the wake of the May shooting at a high school in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and 13 injured.

The meetings came after Gov. Greg Abbott hosted a series of roundtable discussions the week after the shooting. Then, on May 30, he unveiled a 40-page plan that covered school safety, mental health screening and a few narrow proposals regulating gun usage.

On the committee's list of items to discuss were ways to design schools to reduce threats, proposals to increase security at schools — including arming school personnel — and possible "red-flag" laws that would allow judges to temporarily seize a person's firearms if they're considered an imminent threat.

Read about the meeting's first day here and its second day here.

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