News

House OKs Guns On Campus, School Marshals Bills

View Comments
File photo of guns. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

File photo of guns. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-WttJersey Ads Are Coming

Small-WttWatch: Are You Smarter Than A 6-10?

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_815 Things Men Think About During Sex

77820352_8 Renee Zellweger Releases Statement About 'New Face' Rumors

listicle 3 House OKs Guns On Campus, School Marshals Bills 4 Things You Should Be Doing To Make Your Day Better

77820352_8Top 10 Horror Films

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House has approved contentious plans to let college students carry concealed weapons to class and create special marshals for public schools statewide.

Both measures were part of what has been unofficially dubbed “gun day” at the Texas House on Saturday.

Lawmakers took up a long line of bills related to firearms or their licensing or regulation.

The most fiercely debated measure allowed concealed weapons permit holders to take their handguns into college classrooms. It would, however, allow colleges to opt-out — which has softened critics’ opposition somewhat.

Another measure lets school districts and charter schools appoint one employee per every 400 students as a school marshal. Their identities would remain confidential to public, but they would receive firearms training and have access to a gun in emergencies.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,196 other followers