Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Rothfus Votes to Protect Our Country's Schoolchildren

Mar 14, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Keith Rothfus issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4909, The STOP School Violence Act of 2018. Not only did Congressman Rothfus support the bill’s passage, he was also a cosponsor:

“Protecting our children should always remain our top priority, ensuring they can grow and learn in a safe environment without fear,” said Congressman Rothfus. “After the horrific tragedy that claimed the lives of 17 students and staff in Parkland, Florida, ongoing investigations revealed gaps in federal and local law enforcement that resulted in a failure to prevent this tragedy. Today, with my support, the House passed the bipartisan, STOP School Violence Act of 2018, H.R. 4909. This bill provides a multi-layered approach to recognize and respond to threats so that our schools and communities can preemptively stop the violence before it happens. This includes equipping our law enforcement, students, and school personnel with prevention training, and implementing additional technology to improve school security. Violence of any type has no place in our society, particularly our schools, and today’s vote takes concrete action towards achieving this end.”