Haslam plans to review security at Tennessee schools

Haslam said the security review will look at what precautions are currently in place, and making sure students get the help they need.

Gov. Bill Haslam said his administration will soon begin a security review of schools across the state in light of a recent mass shooting at a Florida high school.

The governor spoke Tuesday at a ground breaking for a new plant promising to bring dozens of new jobs to Claiborne County.

Gov. Bill Haslam speaks to reporters following a groundbreaking event in Claiborne County on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Asked about school security, Haslam told reporters the review will look at what precautions are currently in place, and making sure students get the help they need.

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"We're going to begin a security review of what we're doing with schools all across (the state) in terms of how folks gain entrance to schools, what sort of precautions are in place now. We're also gonna be looking across the state at mental health resources for students in schools to know how to refer people," he said.

Haslam said other potential focuses could come from the legislature.

"I think there will be some in terms of any other potential legislation that will come up this year, we'll have to wait and see," he said. "We're fairly far down the legislative calendar at this point, we'll have to see if anything else comes up that could actually be implemented this year."