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Politics
5:48 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Mo. House passes bill allowing schools to hire police resource officers

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The Missouri House has passed a bill that would allow school districts to hire police resource officers.

Sponsoring Republican Rep. Sheila Solon, of Blue Springs, says the measure is part of efforts to keep schools safer after the Connecticut elementary school shooting that killed 20 children last December.

She says that school resource officers are considered county or municipal employees. Her bill would allow school districts to hire them directly.

The House voted 129-20 to send the measure to the Senate.

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Politics
8:48 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Missouri House member explains proposal for arming teachers, says it wouldn't be 'Wild West'

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The sponsor of a bill that would allow Missouri teachers to be armed in classrooms says they won’t be running around their schools with guns drawn, acting like Rambo. 

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Crime
8:21 am
Sun December 16, 2012

School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say

A makeshift memorial was set up near the entrance to the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Sunday.
Mike Segar Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 5:26 am

Police on Sunday said 20-year-old Adam Lanza was armed with a high-powered rifle, two handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition when he forcibly entered a Newtown, Conn., elementary school and proceeded to gun down 20 young students and six faculty members.

The latest information on the tragedy, the worst violence at an elementary school in U.S. history, came ahead of President Obama's arrival in the town where Friday's mass shooting took place. The president met with families of the victims and planned to attend an evening vigil, where he will speak.

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