California is preparing to enact a new law to help safeguard school sites from students intending to commit homicidal violence.
The Legislature passed SB 906 last year, and Gov. Newsom signed it into law in July 2022. This new law would require 6th through 12th-grade school officials to report any students who make homicidal threats. This would also apply when the school official, such as a teacher or a staff member, becomes aware that a student is planning homicidal acts.
SB 906 is set to be in place for the 2023-2024 school year.
This law comes in response to the rise in school active shooter incidents in recent years. The hope is that stricter reporting guidelines will uncover potential active shooter plans before they happen.
But there is a lot more to this law than meets the eye. Matt and I look here at the potential impact of SB 906 and whether it can do the job it intends to do.
Check out our video above for our insights.