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Atlanta Schools in No Hurry to Use Georgia's Open-Carry Gun Law

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:09:43 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) --  While tighter security is in place in metro Atlanta school districts, the schools are in no rush to arm school employees under Georgia's new open-carry gun law.

John Zauner, the executive director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association, says most metro Atlanta school districts likely won't make a move to arm their employees with guns. Besides the issue of liability, Zauner says arming staffers would require costly intensive training.

"Most school systems are probably not going to do that under the current circumstances in the law, because there's probably too many issues and problems that could occur arming somebody who would need some extensive training," Zauner said.

"That's an issue that local boards are probably going to leave to the local law enforcement officials or their school resource officers," he added.


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