Jun 6, 2022

Governor Signs Executive Order to Fortify Tennessee Schools, But Won’t Limit Gun Access

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Governor Signs Executive Order to Fortify Tennessee Schools, But Won’t Limit Gun Access  

Gov. Bill Lee signed an executive order Monday directing Tennessee schools and law enforcement to double down on existing school safety protocols in the wake of a shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school.  

But the Republican governor said restricting access to guns is off the table, and he called for continuing the state’s “prioritized practical approach to school safety.”  

https://tn.chalkbeat.org/2022/6/6/23156783/tennessee-governor-lee-school-safety-executive-order-uvalde