Teachers With Guns In Classrooms To Go To Senate

Teachers With Guns In Classrooms To Go To Senate

A plan to train teachers for classroom gunfights is headed to the full Texas Senate, but with the new stipulations that it not cost more than $1 million in state funds.

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

It was initially estimated to cost $9.3 million, but it was amended to authorize a maximum $1 million.  If necessary, school districts would seek donations to raise the additional funds.

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

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