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A proposal allowing Tennessee school districts to allow people with police training to be armed in schools is headed to Gov. Bill Haslam for his consideration. He is expected to sign it.

The measure was moved Thursday evening after the House voted 72-15 to concur with changes made by the Senate.

The proposal would allow schools to hire retired law enforcement officers after they meet certain requirements, such as completing a 40-hour school security course. The bill would make information about which teachers are armed or which schools allow the guns confidential to anyone but law enforcement.

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A proposal allowing Tennessee school districts to hire individuals with prior law enforcement experience to handle security is headed for a full Senate vote.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Frank Niceley passed the Senate Finance Committee 6-2 Monday. The companion bill is set to be heard on the House floor today.

The proposal would allow schools to hire retired law enforcement officers after they meet certain requirements, such as completing a 40-hour school security course. Police officers are typically required to have about 400 hours of training. 

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Teachers in Tennessee with prior law enforcement experience would be allowed to carry a gun at school under a proposal that's advancing in the state legislature.

The measure passed the House Education Committee Tuesday.  The companion bill was approved in the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

Hopkins Co. Schools to Require ID Checks for All Visitors

Dec 27, 2012

While many school districts in the region have a sign in and sign out policy for visitors, at least one western Kentucky school district is tightening its security policy. In the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting, visitors to Hopkins County Schools will have to present a valid form of ID at the front office before getting a visitor’s pass.