Texas May Remove Limit on Armed Marshals in Schools
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is expected to approve legislation that would remove a limit on the number of armed marshals a public school in the state can employ.
The Texas Tribute reports that House Bill 1387 was approved by the Senate Tuesday. The legislation would remove the limit of one designated marshal per 200 students or one marshal per building currently imposed upon schools. In Texas, a school marshal is a teacher or member of the support staff who's received firearms and emergency response training. Their identities are kept secret.
Lawmakers hope the change will allow and encourage smaller districts to participate and arm some staff in case of emergencies.
According to the Associated Press, Governor Abbott will most likely approve the measure.
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