A Pennsylvania bill sponsored by a local lawmaker could improve school safety by allowing certain school employees access to guns.
The Senate Education Committee approved Senate Bill 383, introduced by Senator Don White, which would give school boards the option to allow licensed and trained staff to carry firearms on school property.
The bill would allow school personnel to have access to firearms in school safety zones as long as districts establish guidelines and the school employees with access are licensed to carry and trained in the use and handling of firearms.
According to White the idea for the bill was suggested to him by a constituent following the stabbing that occurred at Franklin Regional School District two years ago.
Written by Ryan Saeler