Texas governor to hold school-safety talks in wake of latest mass shooting
A teenager kills 10 people at a Houston-area high school in the fourth-deadliest school shooting in 2018
Texas — Texas governor Greg Abbott is set to begin a three-day series of discussions with educators and law-enforcement officials on improving school safety on Tuesday, days after a teenager killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school. Abbott will meet with two dozen people, including supporters and opponents of arming teachers, following the fourth-deadliest school shooting in 2018 at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday. "I am seeking the best solutions to make our schools more secure and to keep our communities safe," the governor said. "I look forward to hearing from all sides of the debate and from expert perspectives on these issues." Abbott, a Republican, has vowed that any changes to state laws would "protect Second Amendment rights". The second amendment of the US Constitution enshrines the right to bear arms. Gun rights proponents say it prohibits regulations on gun ownership and that enforcement of existing laws should be sufficient to stop violent incidents like th...