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Herrera Beutler Introduces Bill to Increase Safety of Southwest Washington Schools

Bipartisan bill expands access to school resource officers, silent panic alarms in schools

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at increasing safety of schools across Southwest Washington.

The bill expands schools’ access to school resource officers and the use of silent panic alarms to immediately alert law enforcement to respond more quickly to school incidents.

“School resource officers can be a vital way for law enforcement to support schools in prioritizing student safety, preventing tragic outcomes and responding to incidents quickly,” Herrera Beutler said.  “I’m helping introduce bipartisan legislation that expands schools’ ability to utilize on-site school resource officers, and also have silent alarms connected directly to local law enforcement. Congress should continue taking commonsense steps to make student safety a top priority.”