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MPR: "Franken: Student mental health key in helping school security"

Monday, January 14, 2013

MPR reported on a meeting Sen. Franken held with school officials, government leaders, and mental health experts to hear what they need from Congress to address student's safety at school.

After the meeting, Franken told reporters evaluating school security is important, but he is more concerned with putting additional mental health workers in schools, which he said could help prevent future school violence.

"One of the things we need to do better is identifying mental health issues earlier in a child's life," Franken said.

Franken serves on the education committee in the U.S. Senate. The Democrat said he will push for federal funding to boost the number of school counselors, social workers and psychologists.

To read the whole story from MPR, click here.

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