After Santa Fe shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott wants to put more counselors in schools -- Educators say that’s not enough
Gov. Greg Abbott’s “School and Firearm Safety Action Plan” — released earlier this month in response to the deadly Santa Fe High School shooting — is filled with ideas on how to prevent school shootings by “hardening” schools to make them more resistant to attackers.
But one part of his plan pushes a softer approach: Hiring more counselors to focus on student mental health.
Texas school officials and experts say they’re heartened by Abbott’s proposal, but they think the governor should go further to improve mental health resources in schools.
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