Many TN schools shun new law allowing armed teachers

Many TN schools shun new law allowing armed teachers

June 3rd, 2013 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

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Not surprisingly, the Middle Tennessee school systems with their own resource officers aren't showing any interest in a new law allowing teachers with police training to carry guns, but the small districts touted as beneficiaries of the plan aren't rushing into action, either.

Education officials from all over the state are saying they don't anticipate using the law, and many are adamant that the proposal won't come up in their community.

"We don't want any guns in here," said Michael Martin, director of the small Van Buren County school system. "I know most of the Upper Cumberland directors, and I don't see us arming teachers."

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