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House OKs guns on school grounds

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By Landmark News Service

RICHMOND — On a largely party-line 67-32 vote, the Republican-controlled House of Delegates passed legislation last week allowing teachers and other school employees to have firearms on school grounds in certain cases.
The bill (HB786) from Del. Tony Wilt (R-Rockingham County) says school employees can’t be dismissed or placed on probation for having an unloaded gun in a closed container, locked trunk or gun rack — or a concealed handgun with a valid permit — in a vehicle on school property.
The measure now goes to the Democrat-controlled Senate.