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Pa. bill would allow teachers to carry guns in school

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Pennsylvania lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would allow teachers, principals, and other personnel to carry firearms on school property.

Rep. Greg Lucas (R-Erie/Crawford) said under his bill, teachers would have to pass the background check necessary to obtain a license to carry a firearm as well as the same certification in the use of firearms currently used by law enforcement officers.

"This is about trusting our teachers to protect our students," Lucas said in a statement Monday. "We trust our teachers with our students' minds. However, current law prevents them from defending our children's bodies during an emergency situation."

Current Pennsylvania law severely restricts firearms on school property.

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