Vice President Pence says Trump administration will make school safety a priority

Vice-President Pence delivers keynote remarks at an America First Policies "Tax Cuts to Put America First" event. (NBC News photo)

DALLAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence talked about school safety during a speech in Dallas, but didn’t give specifics.

In a speech Saturday, he said the Justice Department is working with other agencies to “study the intersection of mental health and criminality.”

He said that when President Trump meets with governors in a few weeks, he will make school safety a top priority for the administration.

He said the administration will “take a renewed look” at giving law enforcement and local authorities the tools they need to deal with people struggling with dangerous mental illness. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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