Bill to allow guns in Neb. schools draws concerns

By: AP
By: AP

Lincoln, NE (AP) - Gun rights advocates are arguing that a proposal to let teachers to carry guns in schools would keep classrooms safe, while education groups say it would increase the danger.

Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial presented the measure Friday to the Legislature's Judiciary Committee. The bill would require special training for teachers and approval by local school boards.

Supporters say the bill would provide an option for schools that may be far from law enforcement, or can't afford to hire officers.

Bill opponents say other measures, such as school resource officers, are a better way to ensure safety.


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