State Senate approves school safety bill

Students from the Georgia Youth Justice Coalition oppose House Bill 147, which gained state Senate approval on Monday.

ATLANTA — The state Senate passed legislation Monday that will require Georgia public schools to conduct active-shooter drills by Oct. 1 of each year.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s “Safe Schools Act” also creates a school-safety and anti-gang certification for teachers and other school employees who complete a school safety and gang-deterrence training program.

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