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A new bill could mean new responsibilities for teachers

Oct 24, 2014
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Due to a new Missouri law, teachers could be taking on a new responsibility.

Senate Bill 656 allows school districts to appoint staff members in the district to carry a concealed weapon for protection in case of an emergency. Only members of the district's Board of Education will know the names of these select individuals. The district must then notify the director of the department of Public Safety who these individuals are.

This law is not a required to be implemented in each district. It is strictly a district by district decision.

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Missouri students could use food, pencils or their hands to imitate a gun without penalty under legislation endorsed by the state House.

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  The Missouri House has already endorsed legislation that would nullify some federal gun control laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights.

But today, the Republican-led chamber voted to remove a portion of the bill that could have sent law enforcement officers to jail for knowingly enforcing such laws.

Under previous versions of the measure, federal agents could have faced up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. The House bill would only allow people to sue law enforcement for enforcing certain federal laws.

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There could be an effort next year to change the law allowing Missouri lawmakers and others to carry guns at the State Capitol.

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A Columbia school district committee is considering a plan to allow two employees to carry guns on school grounds.

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Jefferson City police are searching for a second person of interest in the shooting death of a Columbia man.