Kaylee Poche
and Joby Richard
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE— Several bills aimed at increasing student safety passed the Senate Education Committee Thursday and now head to the full Senate.

One would require any K-12 student who makes threats against a classmate to undergo mental health evaluation before returning to school. Another would prevent public or charter schools from hiring anyone convicted of a felony. One more would require anti-hazing discussions at college orientation and require suspensions or expulsions for hazing violations.

A bill by Rep. Tony Bacala, R-Prairieville, would require individuals who threaten violence at elementary and secondary schools


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