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Gwen Graham Talks with Community About School Safety

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-23 09:59:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL.(WTXL)-- United States Representative Gwen Graham was in the capital city Friday to host a community conversation on school safety.

The congresswoman is pushing for funding to provide school districts with more resources to keep students safe.

Friday, she announces the "Secure Our Schools Act," which would gice districts grants to install buttons to alert authorities in case of an emergency. Graham also spoke with community member, who urged the need for more security, following recent incidents around the country.

Graham says she appreciated the broad cross-section of people talking about security in our schools.

She says the SOS Buttons would neither be used as a disciplinary tool nor a replacement for training faculty and staff. The buttons would only be used in case of real emergency.