House Bill 2336 would allow districts to authorize certain people to carry a handgun on school property, as long as they have a valid reserve peace officer certification or possess a valid handgun license.
The legislation would also allow districts to work with law enforcement on alternative instruction if they cannot find personnel wiling to undergo the required private security guard training according to the bill's author, Rep. Sean Roberts.
“Having someone onsite who can respond to a potentially dangerous situation is critical,” Roberts said. “This legislation is especially important in our rural areas, where law enforcement is sometimes half an hour away when they receive a call. I was glad to work with county sheriffs on this bill and I’m grateful for their leadership and expertise in this area.”
LEAP Forward has scored the House votes on HB 2336 and will continue to grade this legislation as it makes its way through the Senate.