Raleigh, N.C. —A bipartisan group of North Carolina House lawmakers is backing a bill to significantly improve school safety in the state, WRAL reports.
House Bill 452 would spend $24 million over the next to years to improve emergency planning, crisis response and prevention in schools around the state.
According to the report, about $20 million would be earmarked over the next two years to add school resource officers to middle and elementary schools and pay for additional training for officers.
$10 million would help local systems pay for more guidance counselors, psychologists and social workers. School counselors would spend most of their time counseling, rather than on other duties.
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