State House passes post-Parkland school safety bills

LANSING. (AP) — Michigan's first school safety reform since the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting passed the House on Tuesday, advancing the state's most sweeping campus security protocols yet.

Lawmakers shuffled forward the five-bill package to create a school safety commission under the Michigan State Police. The commission would pioneer statewide safety standards for school buildings, grade them based on new metrics and provide funds for campuses that need upgrades.

The package also requires active violence response training for all law enforcement officers and annual mandatory reports on threats of violence to state police.

The bills passed the GOP-controlled House almost three months after the shooting that claimed 17 lives inside a Florida high school.

The package now heads to the Senate.