August 6, 2018      2:49 PM
Even after former Senate staffer who showed signs of instability went on a shooting spree, Texas Senate panel steers clear of red flag laws
Heeding the words of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the select committee on school violence makes other recommendations; new gun legislation off the table but they’re open to clarifying current law
Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security has issued
a report calling for things like more school counselors, social workers and
psychology specialists as well as offering mental health “first aid” training
to ISD employees.
on the issue of so-called “red flag” laws, the panel heeded the words of Lt.
Gov. Dan Patrick, who has said any measure
aimed at taking guns from anyone – regardless of whether they’ve been adjudicated
to be dangerous to themselves or others – will die in the Texas Senate.
committee did not call for a “red flag” law. That’s even after a former Senate staffer,
Charles Curry, went on a shooting
spree in Austin that left one person dead and two wounded, which happened after
Senate staff had expressed
deep concerns about whether he would become violent.
By Scott Braddock