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Reaction To Gov. Abbott’s School Safety Plan

A participant in one of the roundtable discussions on school safety weighs in on Gov. Abbott’s proposed plan.

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Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a roundtable discussion on school safety, May 22, 2018 in Austin. It was the first of several planned discussions following the shooting at Santa Fe High School.

As Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today unveiled his plan to improve school safety in the wake of the Santa Fe High School shooting, some of those involved in the governor’s roundtable discussions are weighing in.

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen checks in with KERA’s Bill Zeeble, who was at the governor’s announcement in Dallas.

Then, we get reaction to the plan from Dr. Pete Blair, who took part in one of the roundtable discussions in Austin last week. He’s executive director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He...

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