ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed an expansion to his “Extreme Risk Protection Order” bill to give teachers the power to go to court to prevent a student’s access to guns, if they suspect the student might bring a gun to school and potentially engage in a school shooting.
Cuomo says the measure would give teachers, and school administrators, the power, if they believe a student might use guns to be a danger to themselves or others, to go to court.
A judge could then determine whether the student needs a mental health exam, and whether the student’s or their family’s guns should be taken away.
Cuomo says he believes people in the state overwhelmingly support the measure and predicts it will become an election issue in the fall.
With the legislative session ending in a couple weeks it is unlikely the measure will be approved by the GOP controlled Senate.