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Governor Cooper talks school safety at TC Roberson

Governor Roy Cooper tells a crowd of educators and students at T.C. Roberson High School about his proposed $130 million budget to help keep students and schools safe. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Governor Roy Cooper and his staff are in Western North Carolina on Monday to discuss several important issues, including school safety.

Cooper told a crowd of educators and students at T.C. Roberson High School about his proposed $130 million budget to help keep students and schools safe.

The proposed budget includes $40 million to fund 500 additional positions in public schools for nurses and counselors. The budget also included $10 million for school resource officers.

The crowd gave the governor a standing ovation after he talked about his proposed budget and how it relates to school safety. The students said hearing from the governor made them feel like their concerns were being heard.

Cooper also spoke about "common sense gun reform."

"No educator should ever have to stand in the way of a student and a person holding a dangerous weapon," Cooper said. "Last month, I called for common sense gun reform changes -- stronger background checks, tougher permit requirements, and age requirements," he added.

Students at the school also gave the governor a tour of their classes, including their drama, journalism, and cooking classes.




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