LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A group of seven Republican state legislators on Wednesday unveiled a bill that would allow school districts to use state funds to give firearm training to staff so they are equipped to ward off campus attackers.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly said he introduced AB 202, which he dubbed the ``the California School Marshal Plan,'' in response to the December shooting at a
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Current law allows school staff to carry a concealed firearm on campuses if allowed by the district. The proposed law would expand that by allowing school districts to use general purpose funds to train any willing school employee _ teachers, administrators or support staff _ to use guns, Donnelly said.
Having such ``school marshals'' would serve as a deterrent to would-be intruders, as well as a line of defense against violent perpetrators, he added.
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