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Texas Lt. Gov.: Fund weapons training for teachers
Friday - 1/11/2013, 2:45pm EST
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is calling for state-funded, specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to guard against school shootings.
Dewhurst suggested Friday that school districts would nominate who they want to carry weapons on campus under his plan. The training would be more extensive than what's required for a Texas concealed handgun license and include how to react technically and emotionally in an active shooter situation.
Dewhurst says the state funding needed would depend on the number of participating districts and how many people want training. School districts wouldn't be required to participate.
Dewhurst offered no other details while speaking Friday to the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation.
The proposal is one of many offered by officials nationwide after the deadly December shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
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