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NRA schools report suggests training staff in weapons

Recommendation is shift from earlier support for retired police officers

12:36 AM, Apr. 3, 2013
The victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are remembered Dec. 25 in Sandy Hook, Conn.
The victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are remembered Dec. 25 in Sandy Hook, Conn.
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The National Rifle Association's National School Shield project released a series of recommendations Tuesday it says will help keep schools safer, including a training program for teachers and other school staff who want to carry firearms.

The "model training program" would include a background check for school staffers who want to carry firearms as well as 40 to 60 hours in training, former Rep. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark., director of the project, said during a news conference at the National Press Club.

The report acknowledged many schools were unable to afford adding school resource ...

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