Albers said the legislation addressed safety in general, noting that vehicles in parking lots could also be weaponized. “This is a much larger issue than any one specific act,” he said. The main focus, he said, was prevention — “identifying a problem before it happens” by encouraging people to report suspicious behavior and encouraging a coordinated reaction.
The legislation wouldn’t mandate curation of student data but still refers to “profiles,” requiring collaboration between “all levels of law enforcement and mental health and social services providers whenever information from student profiles or student behavior warrants."
The bill also identifies the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as the primary agency for investigating school threats and mandates collaboration with local law enforcement.