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GOP lawmakers want armed teachers in school safety plan


PHOENIX (AP) — Some top Republicans in Arizona's Legislature want to add armed and specially trained school personnel to Gov. Doug Ducey's proposal to boost school safety.

The idea is to train select teachers, principals or even janitors who would access a secured weapon and bulletproof vest and intervene quickly during a school shooting. Senate President Steve Yarbrough said he's a big fan of a "school marshal" program.

"Because even a minute or two or three that you can get the active shooter to be worried about the school marshal, that's just a lot fewer kids that he's going to be shoo...

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