A package of school safety bills proposed by Republican Delaware lawmakers includes crisis buttons for schools to alert authorities in case of an emergency.
A $5 million state fund for school safety grants is also among the proposals released Thursday by Republicans to address school security and gun violence.
Other proposals include a system to allow for text messages to the state's emergency call centers and tougher penalties for people convicted of violent felonies who illegally possess or use a firearm.
Gov. Jack Markell last week announced his administration's plans to push for a series of gun control measures in Delaware. They include a ban on sales of military-style, assault-type semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines.
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Tonight look for cloudy and foggy skies with spotty showers N&W. Lows in the 50s.
Our next cold front comes through tomorrow, with rain, in the morning and then especially Friday evening. With the blast of cold air that follows, we'll probably have a dry day on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. A light coating could occur for some before a changeover to rain. Stay tuned!