by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/14/18, 05:05 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill to improve school safety on Wednesday. The measure, sponsored by Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., is the first gun-related legislation passed in Congress since the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that left 17 dead one month ago. The bill, passed by a vote of 407-10, authorizes $500 million in grants over 10 years for training and technology for school personnel, students, and law enforcement to prevent school violence.