Assemblyman Dave Rible introduced legislation today establishing a task force to study the safety of school bus passengers during emergency situations.
“School security and the safety of our students always has been and will remain one of my top priorities,” Rible (R-Monmouth) said. “Unfortunately, we cannot let our guard down once our children walk out the door and get on the bus.”
Rible’s legislation (A-3430) directs the Commissioner of Education, in consultation with the New Jersey State Police and Director of the Office of Homeland Security and State Preparedness, to study the safety of school bus passengers during emergency situations, including bomb threats, active shooters and acts of terrorism.
“As a father and former police officer, I want to make sure that we are taking every possible step to ensure the safety of our children,” Rible stated. “We live in a dangerous world and I am hopeful this task force will help protect kids when they get on a bus.”