Brown Introduces School Safety Bill, Requiring Metal Detectors and Armed Guards in Schools
HARRISBURG – In light of the current school safety and security concerns our nation is facing, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) has introduced a bill to ensure the highest security measures are taken in Pennsylvania schools.

Brown’s legislation would fund and mandate that each school building establish a primary entrance that is equipped with a metal detector. Additionally, at least one armed safety officer would be present at all times during school and afterschool activities. If school officials believe they need more than one primary entrance, additional entrances must also be equipped similarly.

“We simply must stop being reactionary each time one of these horrendous, senseless acts of violence occurs in our schools, or any public setting for that matter,” Brown said. “Very sadly, the trend of school shootings and violence continues to occur and the fears of our children, teachers, parents, guardians and community members remain at an all-time high.”

“As legislators, it is our job to create laws to benefit the people of Pennsylvania,” Brown continued. “Our students deserve to have an educational environmental that is safe from harm where they can focus on learning. No parent should worry about their child’s safety when they send them to school. The time is now for us to take proactive action.”

This bill would mimic what already occurs when one enters a federal building, where the highest security measures are taken in proactively identifying safety concerns, Brown explained.

“With a more than $30 billion budget, I am hopeful the other legislators, staff and governor’s office can work together with me to make this happen and be their priority as well,” Brown added.

For more information about this legislation, or any state-related issue, contact Brown’s district office in East Stroudsburg located at 143 Seven Bridge Road, by calling 570-420-8301. Information can also be found on online at or

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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