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Off-duty police officers allowed to carry guns to schools

Districts clarify practices in light of state concealed carry law

5:35 PM, Jul. 13, 2013
Barbara Dorff, executive director of pupil services for the Green Bay School Disrtict, and Lt. Todd LePine, who oversees the Green Bay Police Department's school resource officers, address the media on security measures the district uses at city schools in December. Schools and police have signed an agreement allowing off-duty officers to carry weapons to school events. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette
Barbara Dorff, executive director of pupil services for the Green Bay School Disrtict, and Lt. Todd LePine, who oversees the Green Bay Police Department's school resource officers, address the media on security measures the district uses at city schools in December. Schools and police have signed an agreement allowing off-duty officers to carry weapons to school events. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette
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Some Green Bay area school districts are signing agreements with local police departments saying it's OK for off-duty officers to carry guns to school events.

The Ashwaubenon School Board recently approved the move. The Green Bay School District has a similar memorandum of understanding with the Green Bay Police Department.

"We see it as a safety measure," Ashwaubenon district Superintendent Brian Hanes said. "This is a preventative measure." ...

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