Wolf Administration Statement Opposing Senate Bill 383

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Wolf’s Press Secretary J.J. Abbott released the following statement opposing Senate Bill 383, which would allow school personnel to carry loaded firearms in schools:

“Governor Wolf strongly opposes this bill and will veto it. School personnel shouldn’t be told that the only help they will get from Harrisburg to make schools safer is the option to carry a loaded gun around their students.

“Harrisburg can help schools be safer by giving them adequate funding so schools can hire trained security professionals like school resource or police officers should school professionals feel they need it, and counselors and support staff for students. Governor Wolf would also support increasing funding for the Department of Education’s Safe Schools Initiative.”