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School board discusses armed personnel
by Bobby Tedder
July 30, 2014 11:16 AM | 675 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Fulton County Board of Education officials are looking to clarify the implications of recently passed legislation to parents and staffers regarding weapons in and around school campuses.

The Georgia General Assembly’s coupling of House Bills 60 and 26 in part grants the district the authority to designate additional personnel who can be armed on and around school property.

District officials anticipate the bills being altered during the next legislative session in January because of uncertainty over the specific details.

“I get questions from parents like, ‘So does this mean that my [child’s] teacher can bring a concealed gun into the school in their purse because they have a permit to do so?’” said Superintendent Robert Avossa.

“It sounds like, from a communication standpoint, even though the board may not need to take a policy position, we may need to communicate with both parents and teachers how the school system is going to move forward considering the fact HBH 26 and HB 60 have come into play since there’s been a lot of confusion around that.”
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