Franklin County school safety bill vetoed

School Safety
5:03 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Ala. House Won't Override School Safety Bill Veto

The Alabama House will uphold Governor Bentley's veto of a bill to allow teachers and other school personnel to train as reserve sheriff's deputies.
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The Alabama House has voted to uphold Gov. Robert Bentley's veto of a bill to allow teachers and other school personnel to train as reserve sheriff's deputies.


The bill was a school safety measure by Democratic Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow of Red Bay. After training, the teachers could carry firearms in school as protection against shooting incidents.


Morrow says law enforcement officials and educators in his northwest Alabama county had endorsed the measure.

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School safety legislation
6:42 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Ala. Governor Vetoes School Firearms Legislation

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has vetoed a Franklin County school safety bill that would have authorized some teachers to carry firearms.


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.

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