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Sun Gazette: Governor Taps Del. Hope for School-Safety Task Force Print


Created:  Friday, January 11, 2013  11:30 AM

Del. Patrick Hope (D-47th) has been named to Gov. McDonnell's new Task Force of School and Campus Safety.

The group will review current policies, procedures and crisis-management plans on the issue, and will provide legislative and budget proposals to the governor.

"As the father of three young children in Arlington schools, I am particularly vested in ensuring the safety of Virginia's schools," Hope said. "We must take a comprehensive view of gun ownership, our mental-health system and access to our schools – we must not be afraid to do what is absolutely necessary to guarantee the safety of our children."

A final report will be delivered to the governor by June 30.