Florence lawmaker prefiles bill to allow teachers to carry guns - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Florence lawmaker prefiles bill to allow teachers to carry guns in school

Posted: Updated:
Phillip Lowe (Source: Google) Phillip Lowe (Source: Google)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) – A Florence lawmaker has prefiled a bill to the State House that would allow public school employees who have concealed weapons permits to carry a firearm on a school's campus.

According to the bill prefiled Tuesday, the employee would be "subject to certain requirements."

Rep. Phillip Lowe, a Republican who represents Darlington and Florence counties, is the primary sponsor of the bill.

According to the bill, public school employees who meet the criteria must: keep the firearm on them and concealed at all times; use only bullets that will prevent ricochet; give written notice to the principal their intent to carry a firearm; pass precision marksman certification by state police; and has no history of violence.

Read the bill here

Lawmakers will begin debating the bill during the January 2013 session. 

Lowe's office has not responded to requests for comment.

Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.