House lawmakers advance bill allowing faculty and personnel to carry guns at K-12 public schools

Charleston, WV (AP) – West Virginia’s House of Delegates has voted to allow teachers and other school staff who undergo training to carry guns in k-12 public schools. 

Republican delegate Dave Foggin of Wood County, a physics teacher, said during Wednesday’s debate on the bill that he can’t think of anything worse than shooting someone in his classroom. 

But he said he would do it if someone came into his school to hurt his students.  

The bill now goes to the Senate.

It would allow teachers, administrators, and support personnel with concealed carry permits to volunteer to bring a firearm to school.  

Staffers wouldn’t receive any additional compensation for doing so. 

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