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Could We Be One Step Closer to Teachers Being Armed in Schools?

In an unprecedented move, the Department of Education is considering allowing states to use federal funding to purchase guns for educators, according to many people who know the plan.

In March, Congress passed a school safety bill allocating $50 million a year to local school districts, but specifically prohibited said money for purchasing firearms. As it stands the federal government does not pay to equip schools with any form of weapon.

The department is exploring a program in federal education law, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants, which currently makes no mention of prohibiting any purchase of weapons. This specific omission would permit education secretary, Betsy DeVos, to use her discretion in approving any district or state plans to use the grant funding for firearms and firearm training, unless Congress clarifies the law or bans the funding through legislative action, according to The New York Times.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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