Georgia Senate gives final OK to gov.'s school safety bill
A school safety bill pushed by Gov. Brian Kemp is on its way to receive his signature after the Senate voted 52-3 to pass it. The Georgia Senate gave final approval Monday to the measure, which would have every public school complete an active shooter drill by Oct. 1 of each year. Student participation would be required unless school districts decide to allow parents to exclude their children. A number of Democrats opposed part of the bill that would create a program for teachers to identify gang members. They said that could lead to students being unfairly singled out because of their race. Democrat-proposed amendments to the bill failed.