EAGAN, Minn. (AP) -- Three weeks after the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Al Franken visited an Eagan middle school to discuss school safety and mental health issues.
Franken met with education officials at Dakota Hills Middle School on Monday to discuss changes to keep children in Minnesota safe. That discussion included perimeter security around schools, lockdown drills and beefing up the presence of mental health professionals.
The Minnesota Democrat says Congress is looking at many issues regarding school safety and mental health in the wake of the Newtown tragedy.
One priority for Franken is making sure potential mental health issues are caught and treated early. Franken is a member of the education committee and says he's pushed for more funding for school counselors since he joined the Senate in 2009.
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