Duncan encourages gun control measures


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan says schools are doing fantastic work to improve safety, but easy access to guns has contributed to recent school violence.

Duncan told reporters that schools are often the safest place in a community, and gun violence is a societal problem and "not a school problem." He says tougher gun control measures are needed.

Recent school shootings in Roswell, N.M., and Philadelphia combined left four students wounded.

Duncan said it's also important for schools to focus on providing mental health resources.