Amended Guns in School Bill Passes

The amended version of the bill that would allow some school staff to carry their weapons in the classrooms passed the House Civil Justice Committee and the Senate Education Committee yesterday afternoon. The measure gives local school districts the final say about allowing employees to carry a weapon on school property, but an added amendment states that any staffer doing so must be certified as a police officer. Former police officers who are now teachers and criminal justice teachers who have extensive police training would qualify. WKRN has the story.