A newly-formed state senate committee will continue its effort to address the issue of school violence.
According to State Senator Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham, the State Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security will meet tomorrow in Austin.
The committee will hear testimony examining the root causes of mass murder in schools. Specifically, risk factors which may increase security threats; strategies to identify and intercept high-risk students; and strategies to promote healthy school culture. Kolkhorst says the committee will examine ways to protect the right to keep and bear arms.
Kolkhorst says the committee will also meet next week to examine whether current protective order laws are sufficient or whether the merits of Extreme Risk Protective Orders, or “Red Flag” laws, should be considered.
Kolkhorst expresses her thoughts on the proposal on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LoisKolkhorst
Kolkhorst also encourages the public to follow the hearings on the State Senate’s official website at: https://senate.texas.gov/