A bill that would allow a select number of Tennessee teachers to carry guns in school is
advancing in that state’s legislature.
The measure passed a Tennessee House subcommittee at a time when the nation is debating gun control measures following the killings in Parkland, Florida.
The Tennessean reports the bill would empower school boards and school directors to create policies that allow select staff members to carry a concealed firearm on school grounds.
Under the measure, schools could have one employee with a gun for every 75 students.