Arizona House Hears Bill On School Safety Drafted By March For Our Lives

Published: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:45pm
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Last week was the anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The date was marked with vigils and silence on social media around the country but, all year long, student activists have raised their voices to ask lawmakers to pass gun-safety laws.

And it appears to be working.

The Arizona chapter of March For Our Lives drafted a piece of legislation that would require school districts to do more to screen and respond to emotional or behavioral distress in students. On Monday, the Arizona House Education Committee will hear that bill.

Jordan Harb, 18,  is the executive director for March For Our Lives, and he has urged lawmakers to think proactively and stop looking at the problem as an outside issue.

"The threat isn't outside of school, it's inside," he said. "The threat is the student sitting next to me. The threat is even, sometimes, the student themselves."

The Show was joined by Jordan Harb to discuss the bill. 

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