Georgia Rep. Paul Battles (R-Cartersville) dropped a legislation on Monday which would allow school administrators to carry a concealed weapon on school grounds, at school-sponsored events and on school buses.
The H.B. 35 would not require schools to equip their staff with firearms but it would give them that option.
All administrators carrying guns would have to undergo training each year specific to the firearm they chose to carry.
Battles told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that after several conversations with school officials in his 15th district, he concluded that the H.B. 35 is the best option. School administrators complained that they couldn’t afford professional security officers to keep the students safe.
The schools will have to cover the costs of training their staff for arms use.
The Georgia General Assembly will start the 2013 legislative session on Monday, January 14, 2013.