COMMITTEE:     Violence in Schools & School Security, Select 

TIME & DATE:   9:00 AM, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 

PLACE:         E1.036 (Finance Room) 
CHAIR:         Senator Larry Taylor 



The Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security

will meet at 9 a.m. in E1.036 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, to hear invited

and public testimony on the following:


Examine the root cause of mass murder in schools including, but not limited to, risk factors such as mental health, substance use disorders, anger management, social isolation, the impact of high intensity media coverage — the so-called “glorification” of school shooters — to determine the effect on copy cat shootings, and the desensitization to violence resulting from video games, music, film, and social media. Recommend strategies to early identify and intercept high-risk students, as well as strategies to promote healthy school culture, including character education and community support initiatives.


Public testimony will be limited to two minutes per person.




** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **