Students' Safety Becomes Nation's Priority in Midst of Gun Debate

March 08, 2018 10:32 AM

(ABC 6 News)-- Students' safety is going beyond just making headlines. It is dominating politics as gun control measures are being discussed as well. 

Governor Mark Dayton unveiled a $20 million "safe and secure schools act" Wednesday morning. School safety prompted an open discussion to address school threats. Governor Dayton said 21 threats have been made against schools in Minnesota.


"We all have a responsibility and I have a mission to prevent tragedies from occurring.  I don't know if this is a complete solution, but I'm open to considering anything and everything," said Governor Dayton.

Triton Public Schools had a scare last week when a student threatened others to not come to school because he was going to harm them. Dodge County Sheriff's Office responded to the scare, and ABC 6 Betsy Singer sat down with Sheriff Scott Rose to discuss how authorities deal with threats, whether it was a prank or real.

ABC 6 furthered the conversation on gun legislation with Representative Steve Drazkowski. 


Vivien Tran

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