Franklin County school safety bill http://apr.org en Bill To Allow Armed School Volunteers Re-Filed http://apr.org/post/bill-allow-armed-school-volunteers-re-filed <P>A school superintendent visited the Alabama Statehouse to plead for passage of a re-filed bill that would allocate state funds for armed guards in his schools.</P> <P>Franklin County Schools Superintendent Gary Williams Tuesday expressed fear that students who are familiar with guns will come to school armed for protection. He says school officials are anxious because the district's rural schools in northwest Alabama are about 30 minutes from sheriff's officials.</P> <P>The original bill had been intended to allow gun-toting volunteers to work in schools to prevent armed intruders. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:07:03 +0000 The Associated Press 27818 at http://apr.org Bill To Allow Armed School Volunteers Re-Filed Ala. Governor Vetoes School Firearms Legislation http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-vetoes-school-firearms-legislation <P>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has vetoed a Franklin County school safety bill that would have authorized some teachers to carry firearms.</P> <P>The bill would allow teachers and other school personnel in Franklin County and Russellville city schools to train as reserve county sheriff's deputies and then carry firearms in school.</P> <P>It was the first school safety measure this session to pass both the House and Senate. But Bentley said in his veto message that the measure does not contain specific and extensive training requirements. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:42:04 +0000 The Associated Press 26182 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor Vetoes School Firearms Legislation