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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky lawmaker has introduced a bill he says will make schools safer. But some people say it's not enough.
The bill contains recommendations from a task force pulled together after the Newtown massacre.
The chairman of the task force, Rep. Richard Henderson, says his bill intentionally avoids more controversial and costly recommendations.
It calls on schools to adopt a comprehensive emergency plan that would cover everything from lockdowns to fires and tornadoes. They would also have to have regular drills. Local police, fire, and medical services would be informed of those plans, along with the state Dept. of Education.
It also encourages local chiefs of police and sheriffs to receive more training on school and student safety.
"This bill is a common-sense approach that I think will go a long way to improving current safety plans, and do it in a way that is cost-effective as well," Rep. Henderson said.
The bill would also require parents to disclose any mental or emotional condition to school officials that may be a safety concern.
Henderson expects the bill to easily pass the House and Senate. The big battle will come next year.