Thursday, May 23, 2013

Armed teachers bill passes without Governor's signature


Alabama lawmakers stayed up late into the night to consider last-minute bills before the last day of the 2013 legislative session on Monday.

Both chambers in the state house voted to override Gov.. Robert Bentley's veto on a local bill that would allow armed teachers in Franklin County schools.

The bill will now become law without the governor's signature. 

It will allow teachers and other school employees to carry a gun at school – so long as they are properly trained as police officers or sheriff's deputies. 

Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow (D-Colbert, Franklin) has been a vocal advocate of the bill, saying schools in Franklin County cannot always afford to hire school resource officers. 
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