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Dewhurst Calls For Firearms Training for Teachers

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is calling for state-funded, specialized firearms training for school officials to help to safeguard students against school shootings.

“I’m considering the state putting up funding for extra training, because the training involved with the concealed handgun law license is not sufficient in my judgment to have that person trained for an event involving an active shooter,” he said to members of the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin today. Schools would nominate who they want to receive the extra training, and that training would be state-funded.

Earlier this week, an Ohio school board unanimously approved allowing school janitors to carry guns.