The Texas governor unveiled a new school safety measures today following the Santa Fe High School shooting nearly two weeks ago.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke earlier this morning on school safety. Watch the governor’s remarks in the player above.
Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement comes after a gunman opened fire inside the Houston-area high school earlier this month, killing 10 people. Among the dead were eight students and two substitute teachers.
Hours after the May 18 shooting ended, the Republican governor said the shooting was “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools,” promising to hold roundtable discussions with local officials, teachers and parents. A series of those discussions happened last week and involved survivors from the Santa Fe shooting as well as victims from the 2016 shooting at Alpine High School and the Sutherland Springs church shooting in late 2017, local TV station ABC 13 reported.
Last week, Abbott tweeted that he was “writing school safety solutions,” and would “soon announce many substantive details that can be implemented before the next school year begins.”
I’m writing school safety solutions with our glorious Capitol Dome in the background for inspiration. I’ll soon announce many substantive details that can be implemented before the next school year begins. #txlege pic.twitter.com/OVzII7g0Xy
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 26, 2018
Classes resumed for students of Santa Fe High School after Memorial Day.
Abbott is also scheduled to announce the proposals at another afternoon event in San Marcos, Texas.
PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.