The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 9, 2013

Meeting set to discuss Alabama school safety


Associated Press

— MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Members of the House and Senate Education Policy committees will hold a joint hearing to discuss keeping students and teachers safe in the event of a school shooting and preventing such incidents.

The hearing will include House Speaker Mike Hubbard, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, Alabama Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier and state schools Superintendent Tommy Bice. The meeting will also include other law enforcement and education officials.

The meeting is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 617 at the Alabama Statehouse.

Officials have said they expect various ideas for protecting students and teachers from school shootings will be discussed and possible legislation proposed.

The meeting was scheduled after the recent school shootings in Connecticut