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January 28, 2013 06:13 AM

SD House To Take Up School Sentinel Bill

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It's been one of the most controversial bills to head through the halls of the South Dakota capital so far this session.  And House Bill 1087, also known as the school sentinel bill, could face its biggest challenge Monday.

Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, eyes have been focused on how to keep students safer.  That's what some people hope House Bill 1087 will do for schools in South Dakota. It's scheduled for discussion on the South Dakota House of Representatives floor Monday afternoon.

It would allow local school boards to decide whether they want to set up a program where staff, volunteers, or security guards could carry a weapon on school property. 

Last week we heard testimony for and against the bill. Some say it would keep schools from being an easy target while others say it would only add danger.

The bill made it out of the House Education Committee by one vote.

We'll keep you updated on the discussion on KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com.

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