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Tuesday August 21st, 2018 10:24AM

Fannin County schools to allow some faculty to carry guns on campus

By Scott Kimbler Reporter
The Fannin County School Board has voted to allow select faculty members to carry firearms on campus.
 
CBS 46 in Atlanta reports the Thursday night vote means teachers can carry a handgun as long as it is holstered or stored in a locked location.
 
Teachers who wish to possess a firearm must have a permit and go through training approved by the Fannin County Sheriff's Office. That stipulation would be circumvented if the teacher has a military or law enforcement background. Each faculty member who takes part must also pass a background check annually.
 
The Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Rifle Association (NRA) is praising the move. 
 
Jefferson City Schools had also been considering such a proposal but tabled a vote this week after a meeting with parents, according to a report from 11Alive News in Atlanta.
 
Last month, the Laurens County School System became the first school system in Georgia to allow certain faculty to carry firearms on campus. The school board voted on the policy on April 12. 
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Fannin County schools to allow some faculty to carry guns on campus
The Fannin County School Board has voted to allow select faculty members to carry firearms on campus.
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