New Bills that the NRA is pushing - NRAVerified account @NRA 2h2 hours ago In every community in America, there are programs that would help prevent school violence before it happens. Congress needs to immediately pass legislation, like the STOP School Violence Act, to give these programs the critical funding they need.- @ChrisCoxNRA #2A #NRA H.R.4909 — 115th Congress (2017-201STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Sponsor: Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4] (Introduced 01/30/201 Cosponsors: (82) Committees: House - Judiciary Latest Action: House - 02/07/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. S.2495 — 115th Congress (2017-201STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Sponsor: Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 03/05/201 Cosponsors: (35) Committees: Senate - Judiciary Latest Action: Senate - 03/05/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Summary by Sen. Hatch - https://www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2018/3/the-stop-school-violence-act The STOP School Violence Act is a bill to help schools and communities stop violence before it happens by providing resources focused on early intervention and school safety infrastructure. The STOP School Violence Act will fund four initiatives. First, it will provide grant funding for evidence-based training to prevent student violence against others and self, including training for local law enforcement officers, school personnel, and students. This is not just active shooter training but training designed to give students and teachers the ability to recognize and respond quickly to warning signs of school violence. Second, the bill will fund evidence-based technology and equipment to improve school security and prevent violent attacks. This includes the development and operation of anonymous reporting systems like the Safe Utah app, as well as improvements to school security infrastructure to deter and respond to threats of violence. And when prevention efforts fall short—as they unfortunately will in some cases—locks on classroom doors, reinforced entryways, and other commonsense security infrastructure improvements will help limit the violence. Third, the bill will provide funding for the development and operation of evidence-based school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams, which may include evidence-based training for school officials in responding to mental health crises. Again, school personnel need the tools to assess and respond to threats before they materialize, including those threats that originate from individuals struggling with mental health issues. Finally, the bill will provide funding for continued coordination with local law enforcement. Law enforcement alone cannot prevent school violence—just as no amount of prevention training, security infrastructure improvements, or mental health resources would be able to singularly prevent tragedies like that in Parkland. But law enforcement, and in particular, those officers who already staff schools, have an important role to play in any comprehensive solution to prevent school violence.