Ala. governor vetoes school firearms legislation
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has vetoed a Franklin County school safety
bill that would have authorized some teachers to carry firearms.
bill would allow teachers and other school personnel in Franklin County
and Russellville city schools to train as reserve county sheriff's
deputies and then carry firearms in school.
It was the first
school safety measure this session to pass both the House and Senate.
But Bentley said in his veto message that the measure does not contain
specific and extensive training requirements. The governor said failure
to provide adequate training would put children at risk.
sponsor, Democratic Rep. Johnny Mac Morrow of Red Bay said he would ask
House members to reject the governor's veto. Neither the House nor
Senate took up the governor's veto Tuesday.