Bills on student safety, counseling, bus routes near approval

Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, authored one of the bills passed by the Louisiana Senate on Wednesday aimed at increasing student safety. (Photo: Sarah Gamard)

Joby Richard and Kaylee Poche

The Senate on Wednesday approved bills involving student safety, behavioral health options and school bus route priorities.

One outlines ways for students to anonymously report dangerous social media posts to school administrators.

The bill, authored by Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, would require public high schools and colleges to instruct students on how to detect potential threats in social media posts. The schools would have to establish protocols for proving that the content was threatening.

The bill also would have school officials and campus security officers report online content to law enforcement agencies when it is deemed potentially dangerous.

Read the full story in The Daily Advertiser.

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