The Latest: Panel wants ‘no notoriety’ for school shooters
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s school safety commission (all times local):
President Donald Trump says one of the nearly 100 recommendations from his administration’s School Safety Commission is an effort to prevent school shooters from capturing the media spotlight.
He says the report proposes “no notoriety” campaigns to encourage the media not to use the names and other information about shooters. He says that makes the shooters “famous” when they are really “horrible, horrible people.”
He also says it’s critical for highly trained school personnel to have access to firearms because the average duration of an active shooting is less than five minutes.
Trump told reporters at the White House Tuesday that the commission’s report also recommends fixing mental health laws so families and law enforcement can get immediate treatment to those who need it.
President Donald Trump’s school safety commission is proposing a rollback of an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial disparities in school discipline but that critics say left schools afraid to take action against potentially dangerous students.
The panel, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, made the recommendation in a report that lays out dozens of suggestions to improve safety in America’s schools. Trump created the commission in March following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that killed 17 students and staff members.
The report covers areas ranging from mental health to the regulation of violent video games, but it makes relatively few recommendations on gun regulation, an area that many had expected the panel to tackle.