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Guns in US schools: South Dakota votes to allow teachers to be armed [View all]

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Guns in US schools: South Dakota votes to allow teachers to be armed
Saturday 09 March 2013

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed a bill yesterday allowing the state's school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns.

Supporters say the so-called sentinels could help prevent tragedies such as the Connecticut school shooting in December. The law will go into effect July 1.

The measure reflects a growing divide in the US between those like President Barack Obama who believe guns need to be more strictly regulated and supporters of the powerful gun lobby the National Rifle Association which maintains that more guns keep people safer.

Several representatives of school boards, school administrators and teachers opposed the bill during committee testimony last month. They said the measure could make schools more dangerous, lead to accidental shootings and put guns in the hands of people who are not adequately trained to shoot in emergency situations.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/guns-in-us-schools-south-dakota-votes-to-allow-teachers-to-be-armed-8527521.html

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