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Bill to arm teachers at some TN schools dies in House committee

Tennessee State Capitol (WSMV file photo)

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

A bill that would allow teachers at some schools in Tennessee to carry weapons has died in the Education Administration and Planning Committee.

The bill sparked concern when it passed a major hurdle through the House Civil Justice Committee in March.

The legislation would have allowed a select number of teachers to carry guns on campus.

Rep. David Byrd, who has been at the center of a recent I-Team investigation, is the sponsor of the House version of the bill that failed on Tuesday.

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