Bill To Allow School Personnel To Carry Guns Passes House Committee

Jan 25, 2013

A proposal to allow school personnel, volunteers, and security guards to carry guns in schools has passed through the House Education Committee by an 8 to 7 vote.

House Bill 1087 has been amended since it was first heard in committee on Wednesday.

If it becomes law, the proposal allows school boards, with the concurrence of the county sheriff, to decide to arm teachers, administrators, and other personnel who go through a weapons training course.

The bill now goes to the full House, and if it passes there, goes on to the Senate Education Committee.