Texas Moves To Arm More Teachers To Prevent School Shootings

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott has moved Texas a step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings.

The measure approved Wednesday night by the state Senate changes the 6-year-old school marshal program that had limited the number of armed marshals, and instead opens campuses to as many as local school districts feel they need.

The bill was among several school security measures pushed by Abbott after a gunman killed eight students and two substitute teachers at Santa Fe High School on May 18, 2018. Abbott is expected to sign the bill into law. None of the changes the Republican-controlled Legislature has advanced include any new restrictions on gun purchase or ownership.

Texas isn’t alone in its push to arm more educators. Florida recently approved increasing the number of…

Original published: 2019-05-23 05:45:29 Read the full Dallas News here

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