Nebraska lawmaker to introduce school guns bill

Nov 25, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is once again planning to introduce a bill that could let teachers bring concealed weapons into schools.

Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial says he's preparing a new version of the bill that failed in 2011 in response to recent school shootings.

Christensen says the new proposal includes more stringent requirements than earlier versions. The new measure would first require teachers to hold a concealed-carry permit. They then would have to take additional training, possibly with a simulator. After that, the local school board would have to approve them to carry the weapon.

Education and law-enforcement groups have opposed such bills in the past. The president of the Nebraska State Education Association says her group has a zero-tolerance policy for deadly weapons on school property.

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