Senate Passes School Sentinel Bill
by KDLT News
February 27, 2013 5:38 PM
The Senate passed the School Sentinel Bill today by a vote of 21-14. The measure was passed earlier by the House. The bill now goes back to the House so they can approve amendments that the Senate made today.
Supporters say that school boards need the option of arming teachers, administrators or volunteers to protect against attacks like the one in Newtown, Connecticut.
Opponents argue that arming teachers could make schools more dangerous because it could lead to accidental shootings and put guns in the hands of people who have no extensive training in handling emergency situations.