Alabama school safety bill

Business & Education
6:02 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Ala. School Safety Plan Won't Include Armed Guards


Franklin County schools officials say their safety plan for the upcoming school year will not include armed volunteers.

Superintendent Gary Williams told Thursday that the safety plan includes training volunteers, teachers and staff to deal with several issues that could arise, but doesn't include training them to handle firearms.

Williams says the training can be completed online and will begin next week.

The training system is expected to cost the school district $4,000 annually.

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Business & Education
7:28 am
Fri May 10, 2013

School Security Officer Bill Passes Ala. House

Lawmakers have approved a school safety bill that would allow city and county school systems to hire armed security officers.
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In a late night session, the Alabama House of Representatives passed a school safety bill that will allow city and county school systems to hire armed school security officers.

The bill by Republican Sen. Dick Brewbaker of Montgomery was crafted in response to the Sandy Hook school shootings. The House approved it 97-3.