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Tennessee passes bill to let teachers carry guns in schools

April 24, 2024 - Tennessee has passed a bill to allow teachers and staff to carry concealed handguns in school – just over a year after the U.S. state’s deadliest school shooting.

The bill was approved Tuesday in a 68-28 vote in the Republican-dominated Tennessee House. The state’s Senate passed the bill earlier this month.

Tennessee has seen heated debate over gun laws since last year’s shooting at a Nashville school left three children and three adult staffers dead, Reuters said.

More states are taking steps toward arming teachers as the nation reels amid increasing numbers of school shootings. More than half of all states have some type of law allowing teachers and other school employees to carry concealed guns on school grounds, according to data compiled by the Giffords Law Centre.

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PUBLISHED: 24/04/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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