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Can the governor’s school safety plan work without mentioning guns?

Apr 17, 2018

Gov. Snyder says he purposely stayed away from guns in his school safety plan released on Monday.
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Governor Snyder released a plan yesterday to improve safety in Michigan schools following the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

His $20 million plan calls for boosting security at hundreds of schools, setting up a task force to come up with more ways to improve school security between now and the end of the year, more training for school administrators and school resource officers, and expanding the OK2SAY tip line.

The governor says he intentionally stayed away from guns.

Emily Durbin is the volunteer chapter leader of the Michigan Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She is also a psychology professor at Michigan State University. She joined Stateside to discuss her initial thoughts on the governor's plan, its avoidance of the word “gun,” the potential for “red flag” legislation, and the utility of the OK2SAY tip line.

Listen above.

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