WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after the House passed the STOP School Violence Act:

“If there is any place our children can feel safe, it should be our schools. The STOP School Violence Act takes a multi-faceted approach that will help prevent school violence before it takes place. It gives law enforcement, school officials, and students the training, technology, and resources they need to identify and prevent threats. This is a common-sense approach to combatting senseless violence. I want to thank Sheriff Rutherford for his leadership on this vital issue.”

This bill also incorporates key elements from legislation introduced by Reps. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Kay Granger (R-TX), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Luke Messer (R-IN), Mike Bost (R-IL), Mike Coffman (R-CO), and Susan Brooks (R-IN).