Wisconsin Lawmaker Proposes Arming Teachers at Private Schools

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February 19, 2018 03:52 PM

A Wisconsin Republican lawmaker wants to arm teachers in private schools as a way to defend themselves and students.

Rep. Jesse Kremer made the proposal Monday, just five days after a school shooting at a high school in Florida left 17 dead.

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The bill has little chance of passage, however. The Assembly plans to wrap up its work for the year on Thursday - a day before Kremer's deadline for co-sponsors.

The bill would legalize weapons on the grounds of any private, religious or tribal school in the state OK with it.

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Kremer said gun-free school zones "merely serve to concentrate populations of vulnerable targets on school grounds and surrounding areas."

He hopes to create a pilot project at private schools, then expand to public schools.

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