Teachers, others in S.D. schools could be armed

01/30/2013 | Aberdeen American News (S.D.)

Lawmakers in South Dakota's House of Representatives voted 42-17 to approve legislation that would allow teachers and administrators to be trained and armed in schools. Supporters say the legislation is intended to make schools safer by potentially preventing attacks, such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, while opponents say the bill lacks the support of teachers' groups. Under the bill, which now moves to the state Senate, local school boards would have discretion whether to train teachers and others and allow them to carry guns at school.

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