Rep. Brown's bill calls for metal detectors and police officers in all PA schools

Rep. Brown's bill calls for metal detectors and police officers in all PA schools

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe) in her office to find out more about her school safety legislation, House Bill 2163. 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Scarnati focuses on redistricting, safe schools and budget at Press Club luncheon

Scarnati focuses on redistricting, safe schools and budget at Press Club luncheon

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) was the featured guest at this month’s Press Club Luncheon. During his formal remarks Sen. Scarnati highlighted three key issues: redistricting, safe schools and the state budget, while also commenting on open primaries, regulatory reform, the natural gas industry and more.
Monday, May 21, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
State Police, education groups say they don’t support arming teachers

State Police, education groups say they don’t support arming teachers

Out of the seven public school employees that testified at Thursday’s school safety hearing, only two said they were supportive of the idea of arming teachers.


The Pennsylvania State Police also are not fans of the idea.


The House Education Committee hosted the public forum in response to the Parkland shooting.

Thursday, March 15, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Auditor General DePasquale pushes school safety in response to Parkland shooting

Auditor General DePasquale pushes school safety in response to Parkland shooting

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Thursday he will enhance school safety reviews during already-existing school audits.


Auditors within his department plan to meet with law enforcement for additional recommendations to add to the list.


All recommendations and school safety checklists will be shared with local and state police, the Attorney General’s office, and the Department of Education.

Thursday, March 8, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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