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The House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday which authorized $50 million per year to fund "training to enhance school safety" and an additional "$25 million annually to be used for other related purposes, including physical improvements, such as metal detectors, better locks, and systems for schools to notify law enforcement of emergencies."

The Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018, or STOP School Violence Act, now heads to the Senate for consideration.

"Don't confuse this with the STOP Act of 2017, which had to do with opioids, or the STOP Act of 2015, which had to do with Congressional finance. And then there was the STOP Act of 2013, that had to do with sexual assault," said Doc Thompson on "The News and Why in Matters" Thursday. "None of those STOP Acts, this is a new STOP Act for a new era."

"You know what's weird," asked Glenn. "All those last STOP Acts, they didn't stop anything."

Watch the video clip above to hear more of the conversation.

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