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AUSTIN (CN) – School districts that let employees carry firearms onto campus are not breaking Texas laws banning weapons at sporting events, interscholastic events and school board meetings, Attorney General Greg Abbott said.
State Rep. Joe Pickett, D-El Paso, asked Abbott in 2013 about the legality of smaller, rural school districts using so-called guardian plans rather than school district police that larger district have.
Under the guardian plans, districts designate certain employees to carry concealed handguns on school property instead.
Pickett was concerned the guardian plans could possible conflict with provisions in state criminal laws banning concealed handguns at school events.

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