Bill would let teachers carry guns in Alaska
(AP) — An Anchorage lawmaker is proposing legislation to allow school employees to carry guns on school grounds "for defensive use."
The bill from Republican Rep. Bob Lynn is in the second batch of legislation filed ahead of next week's legislative session. The batch was released Friday.
HB55 would allow school districts and private schools to adopt written policies spelling out the circumstances under which firearms could be used. It would allow for permanent employees, like teachers and administrators, to carry a concealed weapon if they have a permit and have completed training.
The bill comes in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Connecticut last month that has spurred debate about school security and gun control in this country.