Government releases recommendations to make schools safer

Posted at 2:06 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 19:22:15-05

How to address school violence has been a big question following the Parkland school shooting. Today, a government panel released its recommendations.

Max Schachter’s 14-year-old son, Alex, was killed in the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. Since then, Schachter has been pushing for ways to make schools safer.

Tuesday, he came to the White House to show his support for a new report from the Trump administration’s School Safety Commission.

The commission does not recommend any major changes to state or federal gun laws. Instead, it encourages states to allow courts to temporarily take guns away from people who pose a danger to themselves or others.

The report also calls for better access to mental health services. Additionally, the commission doesn’t want the media to mention the name or show pictures of suspects in mass shootings.

“We don’t want to let perfection get in the way of good,” says Schachter. “I think this is a huge step forward.”

“If someone walks on the campus with an AR-15, the only way you’re going to stop him is by putting a bullet in him,” Schachter says.