In light of recent mass shootings, one State official is introducing a bill to increase school security.

State Representative Rosemary Brown introduced her "School Violence Prevention Act"  to the Pennsylvania House yesterday..

The bill requires schools statewide to establish a primary entrance with a metal detector, and have at least one armed officer on duty during school hours and after school activities..

Brown says there are over 500 school districts in the state and she realizes the cost of such an undertaking. She's confident though, with over 30 billion dollars in the budget, the state can find money to keep families and children safe.

Brown's bipartisan bill already has 12 co-sponsors. She says the beefed up security would mirror the measures used at courthouses, airports and sport stadiums.