On Friday, June 22nd, Governor Tom Wolf signed school safety legislation after it passed the House and Senate as part of a broader 2018-19 budget package.
The bill provides for school safety grants and a program for the anonymous reporting of dangerous activities or threats of violence in schools. Safe to Say, is an anonymous reporting program that is modeled on a Colorado program that was created after the Columbine school shooting. It will be administered by the state attorney general’s office, which would relay reports to law enforcement. Under the bill, the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency will also create a new committee to develop an assessment of school safety and security that will be used to recommend improvements to school districts.