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McAuliffe Vetoes Bill to Arm School Security Officers

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that seeks to allow certain school security officers to carry guns.
    
Republican Del. Scott Lingamfelter's bill would allow school security officers to carry a firearm if they're a retired law enforcement officer and have met certain training standards. The local school board would also have to agree to it.
    
McAuliffe said in his veto message that the bill would expose students and schools to "unnecessary risk and potential harm" by allow people without adequate training to carry firearms in schools.
    
School resource officers are active law enforcement officials and are already allowed to carry guns in schools. School security officers are civilian employees.
    
The bill didn't pass in the Republican-controlled Senate with enough support to overturn McAuliffe's veto.

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