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Senate panel rejects guns for school workers

February 27, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers have turned down a proposal to allow teachers, principals and other school workers to carry concealed handguns to help guard against shootings in New Mexico’s schools.

State law prohibits guns on school premises except in limited instances, such as by police and security guards.

Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, a Sandia Park Republican, proposed allowing up to three employees in a school to carry concealed weapons if they had a state license for the firearm. It would have been Login to read more

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