Connecticut shooting prompts change in area schools

Connecticut shooting prompts change in area schools

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by WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 7 at 8:01 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- December's tragic school shooting in Connecticut could lead to change in South Carolina schools.

The state senate education committee is meeting with law enforcement and education officials. They plan to discuss what can be done to improve school security, across the state.

One proposal for increasing school security is alarming some teachers. We’ve been reporting that a lawmaker from Florence introduced a bill allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons at school.

Today the president of the South Carolina education association told NBC Charlotte.  Some teachers are uncomfortable with the idea, and think police should be the only authorities permitted to carry guns on school grounds.

NBC Charlotte reached out to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and asked what they're doing to change school security.

A representative for the district said officials are discussing possible changes, and would not give us any specific examples.

 

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