Texas Lt. Gov. calls for gun training for teachers

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by JIM VERTUNO / The Associated Press

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Posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 12 at 12:14 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has called for state-funded specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to guard against school shootings.

Dewhurst said school districts would nominate who they wanted to carry weapons on campus. The training would be more extensive than what is currently required for Texas concealed handgun license and include how to react technically and emotionally in an active shooter situation on a school campus.

Dewhurst offered no other details of his plan, and said the amount of state funding needed would depend on the number of school districts that participate and how many people want the training.

School districts would not be required to participate.

Dewhurst has a concealed handgun license and made his comments in a speech to the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation.

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