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Each chamber of Georgia’s General Assembly is calling for its own committee to study violence in schools.

House Resolution 1414 introduced Monday and Senate Resolution 935 introduced last week each call for the same thing: “curb violence in schools.”

The resolutions come after the deaths of 17 people in Parkland, Fla. after a gunman attacked a high school last month.

The lawmakers gave themselves until December to issue a report.

Though the two chambers didn’t establish a joint committee, they are working together on a safety-related education bill. The House is expected to hear Senate Bill 457, which passed the Senate last month and would require public schools to conduct drills with students, teachers, and other school personnel using existing school safety plans.


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