Trent Kittleman

Harford delegate files bill to allow school employees to carry guns

Harford delegate files bill to allow school employees to carry guns

Harford County Del. Rick Impallaria has filed in a bill in Annapolis that would give public school districts across the state the authority to allow “certain, select” employees to carry firearms on school property to prevent or minimize the loss of life in a school shooting.

“The bill is very simple,” Impallaria, a Republican, said. “All we’re doing is giving authority to those school systems to put this into practice.”

House Bill 760 was scheduled to be introduced in the House Judiciary Committee Thursday. With a short title “Handgun Permits and Carrying Weapons on School Property,” the bill synopsis states: "Authorizing a county board to authorize school employees in...

63°