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Bill offering leniency for guns at school stopped


Bill offering leniency for guns at school stopped

STEPHEN DOCKERY, Associated Press

HELENA— A House committee stopped a bill Friday to make allowances for bringing guns on school grounds, as concerns over guns at schools trumped worries that students were being treated too harshly for leaving hunting rifles in their cars.

House Bill 558, which was tabled in committee, would have no longer made it a requirement to expel a student who brings a gun to school and proposed that guns locked in a vehicle on school grounds do not qualify as a violation.

Republican Rep. Jerry O'Neil of Columbi...

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