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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Still feels like summer out there. Highs in the mid 80s today. Just like summer, it'll be humid, with a chance of a few spotty showers late in the day.
Tomorrow, strong thunderstorms move through, from the same cold front that caused the midwest tornadoes. That front will also usher in cooler air for the holiday weekend.
Tuesday: (83/65) clouds/sun