U.S. Representative Rob Bishop has voted in favor of a house resolution, which will provide funding to make public schools more safe.
The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 is a bipartisan bill aimed at addressing violence in the nation’s schools by provide resources for teachers, students and law enforcement officers.
It’s a reauthorization of an old grant program from 1968 that provided funds for school security. H.R. 4909 will provide funding that schools can use for metal detectors, locks, lighting and other technologies to keep schools safe.
Rep. Bishop, a former history teacher, says he understands the significance of a secure school environment. He voted in favor of the bill because he says it will improves school safety while respecting constitutional rights.
The legislation is designed to give state and local schools the ability to choose how to use the additional funds.