Opinion Pieces


Federal School Safety July 7, 2018 by Staff

The Federal Commission on School Safety met in Lexington last week and took questions from the public about keeping our kids safe in the public schools. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Gov. Matt Bevin participated in the event where Gov. Bevin called school violence a "national epidemic." He said "there are susceptible young minds on psychotropic drugs who are depressed and who might think and react differently. And when you have a video game the sole purpose of which encourages you to slaughter people."  Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis called for more school resource officers to build better relationships with the students.  It was a good conversation, one that was much deeper than the call to ban certain types of guns. But the conversation must result in new policies that actually make our schools safer.



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