A bill that's already been introduced in the U.S. House will be raised in the Senate today. The Stop School Violence Act funds schools to train staff and students on prevention and recognizing the signs of potential violence or suicide.
Sandy Hook Promise co-founder Mark Barden discussed the initiative with the President during a roundtable discussion at the White House last week.
The measure invests $50 million in federal funding each year to train school personnel, local law enforcement, and students to identify warning signs and intervene. It will also help implement anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence and enable better coordination between schools and local law enforcement.