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East Texas school district to implement concealed carry policy for teachers, staff

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An East Texas school district met on Thursday night to discuss training teachers and selected school staff to carry concealed weapons on campus as a line of defense.

The Union Grove school board passed the measure and implementation is expected within the next three months. The measure garnered the support of parents of enrolled children.

School district officials are still working out the details.

Union Grove is now the second school district in Texas to support the concealed carry of weapons on school campuses, joining Harrold ISD, three hours west of Lubbock.

School officials say the issue arose in light of recent events, particularly the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has publicly supported the idea of arming teachers in schools, saying that districts should make their own policies on the issue.

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