Tennessee Governor Increases School Security Budget After Nashville Shooting

One week after the mass shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, Gov. Bill Lee is requesting an increase in his school security budget.
“This past week will be remembered as one of the most heartbreaking weeks in our state’s history,” Lee said when announcing his amended budget request on April 3.
“The history books will also reflect how Tennessee leaders responded.”
Lee’s proposed state budget included $30 million to place at least one Homeland Security agent in every county to serve both public and private schools, and increase the requirements and accountability for physical security at all schools.
Tanya Coats, president of the Tennessee Education Association, praised the move in a statement on the TEA Facebook page….

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