Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the House passage of H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act.
“The STOP School Violence Act provides critical funding for training law enforcement officers, school personnel, and students on how to respond quickly to warning signs of violence. Congress must do everything in our power to ensure students are provided a safe environment to learn and grow, and funding for these programs are crucial components to improving school safety.”
H.R. 4909 also includes funding to improve school security, and to create threat assessment and crisis intervention teams at schools.