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Guns on school property?

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013

Before adjourning for the week, the North Carolina Senate passed a modified version of HB 937, which would allow school employees to store their guns in closed compartments or containers in their locked vehicles during the school day. An earlier version in the House exempted K-12 public school property from the bill. As educators, school safety is a top priority for us and we have concerns about allowing guns – even stored out of sight – on school campuses. We believe that trained CMS law enforcement personnel, not armed private citizens, should handle conflicts that arise on school campus. HB 937 now heads to concurrence next week, where there will be one more opportunity for K-12 public schools to be exempted from the bill.

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