Majority Leader John Bell Appointed to Serve on House Select Committee on School Safety

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) has been appointed by Speaker Tim Moore to serve on the newly created bipartisan House Select Committee on School Safety tasked with examining safety standards and procedures throughout North Carolina’s elementary, middle and high schools in the wake of the horrific school shooting in Florida. The committee will consult with local governments, school systems and policy experts in a range of fields to address violence prevention, emergency management and security in North Carolina classrooms.

“As a father, I am committed to ensuring the safety of our students and preventing such senseless tragedies from happening in North Carolina,” said Rep. Bell. “This committee will provide us important insight from local school leaders, mental health experts and law enforcement agencies on the steps we can take to better secure our classrooms. In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, it is critical that we hear all the ideas, concerns and expertise available to us on this vital issue. As elected officials, it is our duty to uphold the safety of our citizens and I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to identify solutions that will keep our students and teachers safe.”