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This is the definitive summary of the school safety meeting hosted by @BetsyDeVosED.
In addition to the comments included here I said: Despite the optimism shared by some of the panelist, I don’t feel we have made any progress on this issue in the 19 years since Columbine. When Mr. Eid related the failure at Columbine, it was as if he talking about Parkland.
The truth is we know how to prevent the vast majority of these schools shootings. That we don’t take the appropriate steps to keep our kids and teachers safe is a tragedy beyond words.
We can identify these troubled kids before they strike, if we know where to look and then we act.
I concluded my remarks by saying that I hope there isn’t some future school safety meeting where the victims families simply slide one position down the row for the next set of victims. #SantaFe happened the very next day...

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