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Sununu Releases Task Force Report On N.H. School Safety


Governor Chris Sununu has released the findings of his school safety task force, which include 59 recommendations that range from gun laws to school building design. (Scroll down to read the full report.)

The task force was asked to give "practical, actionable recommendations from areas of agreement" among its members. These include urging the legislature to pass a law mandating at least one annual fire drills be used to test emergency response to an armed assailant.

The report also asks lawmakers to study whether the state should change its policy on background checks for gun purchases. Other findings call for increasing what the report calls social and emotional learning programs and mental health resources, including reducing wait times at local mental health centers.

The task force also wants more crisis training for school staff, bulletproof glass in all exterior windows, and for all schools to establish specific plans for active shooter incidents.

Read the task force report:

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