Weber Statement on STOP School Violence Act
Washington, D.C. – On March 14, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act. The STOP School Violence Act, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, seeks to authorize training to prevent student violence, improve school security through technology and equipment, create school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams, and enhance coordination with law enforcement. Congressman Randy Weber (R – Friendswood) released the following statement:
“Teachers know when students are struggling. My beautiful bride was a school teacher for over 20 years. I’ve heard the stories, and I know firsthand the dedication of our extraordinary teachers to their students.
“This bill, introduced by my colleague Congressman John Rutherford (R – Fla.), is a comprehensive plan to prevent tragedies from happening. The nature of school violence is tragic and horrifying. There is no simple solution. We cannot focus on just one aspect of a complex problem.
“Part of the strength of the House is that we all come from different backgrounds – law enforcement officers and educators, contractors and lawyers, doctors and parents – we all bring different skill sets and experiences to the discussion, which allow us to draft the most holistic legislation possible.
“The STOP School Violence Act seeks to keep our kids safe by employing all-encompassing measures from the very beginning.”