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House passes school safety bill without funding

The state House passed a watered-down version of the school safety bill, without the funding needed to pay for many of the initiatives The state House passed a watered-down version of the school safety bill, without the funding needed to pay for many of the initiatives

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina House has passed a bill intended to strengthen school safety but the $34 million needed to fund many of its provisions will have to come later.

The House unanimously approved a bill Thursday that directs schools to make emergency response plans and crisis training programs. It also allows for volunteer school safety officers.

The bill's sponsor is Republican Rep. Bryan Holloway of Stokes County. He says the money to hire more police officers and counselors will be included in a later budget bill. A provision requiring schools to create panic alarm systems also will have to wait for the budget bill.

Holloway says Thursday's vote speeds up action and moves the legislation to the Senate. The Senate has expressed concern about the total cost of the bill.

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