armed teachers

2013 TN General Assembly
6:30 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Some Tennessee Teachers Could Go Armed Under Advancing Bill

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A proposal meant to put more armed guards in Tennessee schools has begun moving forward in the General Assembly. It offers money for schools to hire retired police officers and allows teachers with law enforcement backgrounds to carry a gun to class.

Whether a retired officer hired part-time as a security guard or a teacher already on the payroll, both would have to go through at least 40 hours of special training.

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