Ariz. AG proposes arming 1 educator per school
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PHOENIX (AP) - In the wake of the Connecticut school shootings, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is proposing a plan to allow one educator in each school to carry a gun.
Horne says Arizona schools opting to participate could designate someone to receive free firearms training. That person would be the only one allowed to keep a gun on campus if there wasn't already a police officer posted there.
He says armed police officers at schools would be ideal but budget constraints make that unrealistic. Horne says his proposal is safer than allowing all educators to carry guns. State law would first have to be amended to push forward with his plan.
Currently, Utah and Kansas are the only states that allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in a school.
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