Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the creation of a School Safety Task Force that brings together government officials, statewide education organizations, law enforcement, community members, school officials, teachers, parents, and students to talk about ways to improve school safety and security.
Written testimony of USSS National Threat Assessment Center Protective Intelligence & Assessment Division Chief Lina Alathari for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing titled “See Something, Say Something: Oversight of the Parkland Shooting and Legislative Proposals to Improve School Safety”
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is stepping up actions to better protect our nation’s schools against gun violence, as well as other potential threats. DHS conducts training, exercises, and preparedness activities year-round to increase the security of schools across the country and the communities in which they are located.
The Department of Justice is taking immediate action to protect our schools, better enforce our gun laws, support law enforcement, strengthen the firearms background check system, and improve federal law enforcement’s response to tips.
“Every child deserves to grow up in a safe community surrounded by a loving family and to have a future filled with opportunity and with hope.” — President Donald J. Trump