Texas lawmakers want to tighten school security

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AUSTIN, TX – In the wake of Newtown massacre and the more recent Lone Star College shooting, there’s no doubt something needs to be done. But the question is what?

Some Texas lawmakers think they’ve got the answer. Senators Tommy Williams, John Whitmire and Representative Dan Huberty want to pass the ‘Texas School District Security Act.’

The act would give each school district the ability to vote whether or not they want to hire a police officer to guard their school.

But of course, nothing comes for free. Funding would also need to be voted on. The money would come from a dedicated sales or property tax to fund the security act. Of course all of this would be up to the people.

Whether you think it’s a good idea or not, one thing we can all agree on is that something needs to be done fast!