U.S. Reps. Mario Díaz-Balart and Jared Moskowitz are making a bipartisan run at passing legislation to better protect schools from shooters.
The South Florida lawmakers refiled the EAGLES Act to reauthorize and expand Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) efforts to prevent targeted violence.
Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are co-sponsoring its Senate companion.
Named for the mascot of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, the 2018 site of a school shooting that killed 17, the bill was first filed in 2019. Díaz-Balart was among its introducers.
“Sadly,” he said, “after Parkland, these targeted attacks have become more common.”
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics