May 16th , 2013 12:50 pm 1 Comment

Governor signs school security bill

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that allows school districts to let people with police training be armed in schools.

The measure passed the House 82-15 and was approved 27-6 in the Senate.

It allows schools to hire retired law enforcement officers after they meet certain requirements, such as completing a 40-hour school security course.

The measure makes information about which teachers are armed or which schools allow the guns confidential to anyone but law enforcement.

Haslam included $34 million in his budget for local government officials to use on their priorities, which could include security measures.

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  1. Now if all schools will get on board. Good Job!

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