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Burke could be valuable resource for East Texas districts’ school safety plans

By Donna McCollum, Journalist, see the original KTRE story here. Lufkin, TX (KTRE) Students' mental and behavioral health needs are listed as a top priority in Gov. Greg Abbott's school and firearm safety action plan. East Texas News learned that mental health professionals could be an excellent resource for both services and guidance to school districts. Dr. James Smith, Burke’s chief clinical officer, praised Abbott's call for more behavioral threat assessments within schools. But he prefaces that with..."A person with mental health issues is no more likely to commit an act of violence…— Read more