Sen. Warren Releases Survey on Gun Violence Prevention: School Hardening Is Not a Solution

CNS News | 8/10/2018 | Staff
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( - Sen. Elizabeth Warren is asking the Trump administration to seriously examine recommendations from her Massachusetts constituents on keeping schools safe.

Warren and her fellow Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Katherine Clark on Thursday released the results of a survey of 384 Bay State educators, administrators, and parents on what the federal government should do to "reduce gun violence in schools."

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Survey respondents recommended:

-- Rejecting policies that put more guns in schools. In other words, no guns in the hands of untrained teachers. "Notably, roughly 90 percent of respondents expressed the view that arming teachers would not reduce rates of gun violence in school," said the news release announcing the survey results. However, the survey found that roughly 57 percent of respondents, mostly school administrators, indicated that arming school resource officers and guards would make students and teachers “more safe.”

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-- Stregthening existing gun laws and making it harder to get firearms. "Nearly 70 percent of respondents cited firearm access as a primary cause of gun violence in school, and many identified strong gun regulation as a key way to reduce violence."

-- Increasing support for mental health services. "Over 90 percent of survey takers felt that making it easier for students to speak with counselors, therapists, and other emotional support professionals would reduce the risk of gun violence."

Warren - Clark - Two-thirds - Survey - Respondents

Warren and Clark noted that while nearly two-thirds of survey respondents "generally support enhancing school building security," they "do not consider it...
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