Bill arming some rural teachers gets OK
PHOENIX (AP) _ Some teachers or administrators in rural schools and retired police officers working in any Arizona school would be allowed to carry a gun under a proposal approved by a Senate committee Tuesday.
The bill by Republican Sen. Rich Crandall of Mesa is the least sweeping of several legislative proposals to arm teachers and appears to be the most likely to gain traction.
It initially only applied to rural schools at least 20 miles and 30 minutes away from the nearest police station and didn't have a sworn school resource officer. It was amended to add the retired officer provision and other specifying training requirements Tuesday.