In the wake of the deadly shooting at a Georgia elementary school, the state is in chaos.
A state representative from Georgia’s 7th Congressional District says he’s investigating the incident, but there are no immediate indications that he has the power to do anything.
He says he hopes a special prosecutor will be appointed soon, but the question is: What will he investigate?
“I hope he will look into the circumstances of what happened, and what could have been done to prevent it from happening,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).
“But I think that’s up to the Attorney General to do.
And I hope he would not just look at the video, but also look at any other information that came to light, and look at all the other people that were at the school.”
Van Hollen said the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012 was one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, with at least 70 people dead and more than 400 wounded.
The gunman, Adam Lanza, killed himself.
A day after the shooting, a group of lawmakers from Georgia released a letter demanding that Gov.
Nathan Deal (D) appoint a special investigator to look into whether the school shooting was a school security breach.
The letter, written by the lawmakers, asked the governor to appoint a “independent, fully paid, independent public-safety officer to conduct an independent investigation into the actions and circumstances of the incident and to determine if additional steps are necessary to prevent future incidents from occurring,” the Georgia Capitol Times reported.
At the time, the House of Representatives was debating a bill that would have created a “systemic system” to protect schools from school shootings.
“We believe it would be a system that would allow for an investigation to be conducted and for the results of the investigation to go out to the public,” said Deval Patrick, a spokesperson for Deal.
However, the bill has yet to gain traction in the Georgia legislature, and it has not been brought to a vote yet.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the gunman was in a vehicle that crashed into a fence post on Wednesday, January 3, 2012.
There is no indication that he used any weapons, including a gun, in the incident.
In addition, Georgia law does not require the district to hire an independent security officer.
It requires a school district to designate an outside company that is to be responsible for the security of the district.
Despite the lack of an independent review of the Sandy Hook incident, Van Hollens office has received numerous calls from concerned parents about the lack, or lack of, oversight.
State Rep. Robert Dyer (R-GA), a member of the House Education Committee, said he was looking into the incident for his own reasons.
“I’m going to look at everything I can, because I don’t know what else I can do,” Dyer said.
“I want to know what happened.
And then we’ll see what the next steps are.”
The House Education committee voted to move forward with the bill, but it has been referred to the Judiciary Committee, where it is awaiting a response from the Attorney Generals office.