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Florida Governor Signs Bill Allowing More Armed Teachers

More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Wednesday that immediately implements recommendations from a commission formed after a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland. DeSantis …

Armed Security Officers Present in Growing Number of Schools

Armed security officers are becoming more prevalent at America’s schools, according to a federal study released last week amid a debate over whether teachers and other school officials should carry guns. While student and staff fatalities at school persist, students …

Schools Could Be Liable for not Arming Staff Under Proposed Kansas Bill

Kansas schools that refuse to allow teachers to carry guns could be held legally responsible in the event of a tragedy under a proposal drafted after last month’s mass shooting at a Florida high school. Opponents of the measure, which …

Trump Gun Safety Plan Includes Arming Teachers But Not Higher Buying Age

The White House is forging ahead with a plan to give firearms training to teachers while pulling back from moves opposed by gun lobbyists such as raising the age limit for purchasing some weapons. U.S. President Donald Trump is also …

Arkansas Senate Bill Would Allow Armed Teachers, School Staff

The Arkansas Senate passed legislation aimed at clearing the way for districts to use teachers, administrators and other staff as armed guards and eliminating the regulatory panel that had resisted similar efforts. By a 33-1 vote, the Senate approved a …

Indiana Sheriff Leery of Armed Teachers in Schools

A county sheriff told Indiana legislators he doesn’t believe school security would be improved by having teachers or principals carrying guns. Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing told a legislative committee about how his department worked with Terre Haute’s police department …

Oklahoma Teacher-Gun Bill Derailed

A bill that would have allowed public school districts across Oklahoma to decide whether to let teachers be armed in classrooms won’t be granted a hearing in the Senate and likely is dormant this session, the chairman of the Senate …

Guns on Campus Bills Moving Through Oklahoma Legislature

While a special school safety commission formed after the massacre of schoolchildren in Connecticut continues its work, Oklahoma legislators are pushing ahead with their own proposals to allow for armed teachers and more guns on school campuses. A House committee …