Teacher gun training bill headed to full Senate - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Teacher gun training bill headed to full Senate

By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A plan to train teachers for classroom gunfights is headed to the full Texas Senate - but with the new stipulation that such instruction not cost more than $1 million in state funds.

The bill was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. It applies to charter and public schools that don't already employ armed guards.

The measure was initially estimated to cost $9.3 million. But it was amended to authorize a maximum $1 million, and for school districts to seek donations to raise additional funds, if necessary.

Training would only be available for teachers who are already certified to carry concealed weapons. School districts also must authorize them to carry weapons in classrooms.

The amended bill also allows for carrying weapons to board meetings and sporting events on-campus.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices