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SD armed teachers bill goes to Governor Daugaard's desk


School districts in South Dakota would be able to arm teachers and other personnel with guns under a bill that has received final approval in the legislature.

The House voted 40-to-19 on Monday to accept the Senate version of the bill.

The Senate added language to the measure saying a school board must decide in public whether to arm staff members. Residents of the school district could refer a school board's decision to a public vote.

Now the question is, will Governor Dennis Daugaard sign the bill?

His press secretary, Joe Kafka, told KTIV Tuesday, Governor Daugaard has said he likes the concept of the bill, but he wants to look through the wording.

Kafka expects the governor will make a decision on whether to sign the legislation within a couple of weeks.

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