On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) introduced The Securing American Classrooms Act of 2023, a school safety bill.

The bill would use $1 billion in unspent COVID funds to create partnership programs between local law enforcement agencies and school districts. $750 million will be set aside specifically for schools that commit to hiring military veterans as school resource officers.

"Instead of tolerating the same old, same old Washington status quo and letting unspent COVID funding sit unused in our treasury, my legislation puts that money to use to protect our children and hire our veterans," said Moore.

"The Democrat plan to defund the police and use bureaucracy to take guns away from law-abiding citizens trying to protect themselves is counterproductive and dangerous," he added. "We can better protect our children by giving schools the resources to increase security measures and encouraging stronger partnerships between schools and law enforcement."

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