Warren, Clark Unveil Report Detailing Massachusetts Educators' & Families' Views on Preventing Gun Violence in Schools

Warren, Clark Unveil Report Detailing Massachusetts Educators’ & Families’ Views on Preventing Gun Violence in Schools

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Deliver Survey Findings to Education Secretary DeVos and the Federal Commission on School Safety Washington, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) today released the results of a survey of almost 400 Massachusetts educators, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders on steps the federal government should take to reduce gun violence in schools. According to the survey respondents, the federal government should (1) pursue policies that reduce access to firearms in schools and reject policies that place more guns in schools; (2) strengthen existing gun laws; and (3) increase support for mental health services. Senator Warren and Congresswoman Clark sent their report, Keeping Schools Safe: Perspectives from Massachusetts Educators and Families , to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the Chair of President Trump’s Commission on School Safety. Massachusetts consistently has the lowest rates of gun violence in the county, so they urged Secretary DeVos to share the views of their constituents with the Commission and take the recommendations of Massachusetts educators and families into account. "One young person lost to gun violence is one too many – and the epidemic of gun violence in America cannot continue. Massachusetts has the lowest rate of gun deaths in the county and can serve as a model for the federal government to develop policies that will keep our students and communities safe," said Senator Warren . "I urge Secretary DeVos and the Commission to take these recommendations from our constituents seriously and act now to curb gun […]

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