Senate bill deals with ‘dangerous’ students

By November 8, 2007

Hopkins officials are welcoming a newly approved congressional amendment that would provide clearer guidelines for identifying “dangerous” students.

The Senate approved the Brown-Webb amendment in October, in response to last spring’s shootings at Virginia Tech.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Jim Webb (D-Va.), will push the Department of Education to update the original guidelines for colleges, which were written in 2002 in conjunction with the Secret Service.

“Clearly, after the situation that happened in Virginia last April, it is apparent that there is some confusion across the country as to what is permissible to deal with such situations,” said Hopkins spokesman Dennis O’Shea...