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TX: State senate calls for arming teachers; senate panel wants more mental health help

Aug 6, 2018, Dallas Morning News: Senators urge arming more Texas teachers, counseling more students — but fall silent on gun control https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-politics/2018/08/06/senators-urge-arming-texas-teachers-counseling-students-fall-silent-gun-control In a school safety report, Texas senators on Monday recommended more funding to train and arm school personnel, but they did not endorse extreme risk protective orders that advocates say could help prevent more school shootings. A special Senate panel on school violence, though, urged the state to provide more mental health resources to students, by freeing school counselors from administrative chores and expanding “mental health first aid training” for school staff who interact with students. …