Two weeks ago, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley was in Manchester for a heated town hall meeting that centered much around school shootings and gun violence.
Grassley told the audience, which included students from Johnson County, that a bill was in the works to give money to schools so they could be better prepared and protected for such situations.
On Wednesday, Grassley was among 13 federal lawmakers who introduced the School Safety and Mental Health Services Improvement Act. This legislation will use federal money to help public schools pay for alarm systems, security cameras, school counselors and crisis intervention training.
Earlier this week, Grassley, along with Senator Ted Cruz, also introduced the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2018, which improves compliance with the National Instant Criminal Background Check database and supports school safety through federal Justice Department grants.