South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard says he agrees with the concept of the school sentinel bill that could make it to his desk next week.
The bill allows local districts to arm administrators, staff or community volunteers inside schools to guard against intruders.
The legislation passed the Senate this week and now the House needs to approve a few amendments.
Daugaard is waiting to see what version passes.
"I don't object to the concept so long as there are safe guards. I want to read the bill when it finally reaches my desk; if it does,” Daugaard said.
Districts are not required to have a so-called 'sentinel.' The legislation simply gives local school boards the option of arming a civilian inside a school.