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Haslam: Teachers shouldn't be armed in schools

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. AP photo Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. AP photo
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As his school safety task force prepares to deliver its recommendations for the legislature later this week, Gov Bill Haslam says he does not believe teachers in Tennessee should be armed.

Haslam is currently leading a school safety task force that is looking at a variety of initiatives to keep students safe. The working group is made up of 16 people from across the state including psychologists, sheriffs, principals, politicians and one teacher.

Some of the resources the task force is exploring resources like adding more school counselors, resource officers, the layout of schools and communication between schools and law enforcement.

"We're looking at the whole range," Haslam said during a visit to Lenoir City Elementary School Monday morning. "We obviously hope we don't have an event like happened in Florida at Parkland, but we have to be prepared if it does, and we're looking at every potential area that we think might address that."

Read more from WBIR's website.

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