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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.

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"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. 

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