Blunt Creates Task Force to Study Campus Security

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Governor Blunt is creating a task force to study how Missouri colleges can respond to campus violence.

The task force will submit a report by fall with suggestions for how to improve security.  It's similar to a panel created to study security at K-to-12 schools after a student fired a gun in a Joplin school.

An informal group has been discussing higher-education security.  Blunt says the shootings at Virgina Tech University demand the more formal review.

The panel will be led by the director of Public Safety and commissioner of Higher Education.  Public and private education leaders, law enforcement and students will serve on a panel.

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