TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission wants Florida lawmakers to boost funding for mental health services.
The commission is sending its second report to lawmakers, 10 months after an initial report urged immediate improvements to school safety following killings of 17 people at the Parkland school last year.READ MORE: Some Studies Suggest Wearing Mask For COVID May Be Playing Role In Alleviating Allergy Symptoms
Lawmakers have already responded by enacting a package of school-safety measures, including raising the legal age for gun purchases, requiring armed security officers on every campus and adopting a “red flag” law.READ MORE: Retail Sales Surge Almost Double What Analysts Predicted
The 389-page document released Friday advocates new laws that would allow authorities to act more quickly against threats of violence. It calls for more funding and better coordination of mental health services for children.MORE NEWS: Thousands Flock To South Beach To Take Advantage That Countywide Curfew Has Been Lifted
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