Associated Press: School safety panel will not look at guns, DeVos says

The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday.

DeVos’ testimony to a Senate subcommittee came amid criticism by Democrats and some educators that the panel, set up by President Donald Trump in March, was focused more on distracting public attention rather than truly addressing gun violence.

During a hearing on education spending, DeVos was asked whether the commission that she is chairing will look at guns in the context of school safety.

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