Michigan Legislature Approves School Safety Bills

Michigan Legislature Approves School Safety Bills Photo: WDIO-TV

Created: December 18, 2018 03:52 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Public schools in Michigan would be required to develop an emergency operations plan by 2020 under bills getting final approval in the Legislature.

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The mandate is included in a package of school safety measures that were introduced in the wake of the shooting massacre at a Florida high school earlier this year. Lawmakers previously allocated extra funding to boost security.

Bills approved Tuesday - or poised for final votes soon - would make policy changes.

A state Office of School Safety would be created and be required to train school staff on safety measures. Districts would have to consult with local law enforcement on school safety before constructing a school or doing a major renovation.

People wanting to become police officer would have to complete active violence response training.

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