NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A proposal that would allow school districts to allow people with police training to be armed in schools is headed to the governor for his consideration.
The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains passed the Senate 27-6 on Thursday. The House approved it 82-15 earlier this week.
The proposal would allow schools to hire retired law enforcement officers after they meet certain requirements, such as completing a 40-hour school security course.
The bill would make information about which teachers are armed or which schools allow the guns confidential to anyone but law enforcement.
Haslam has included $34 million in his budget for local government officials to use on their priorities, which could include security measures.
A spokesman said Gov. Bill Haslam is OK with the legislation.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.