S.C. approves measure to share mental health info

Legislation that would give federal authorities information about people who have been determined by a court to have mental problems was given final approval Thursday by South Carolina lawmakers.

Legislators began discussing ways to address gun safety and mental illness in after the February arrest of Alice Boland, a woman authorities said had unsuccessfully tried to fire a handgun at officials at Ashley Hall, a private girls’ school in downtown Charleston.

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