April 4, 2013 -“Update: The Senate Education Committee approved a bill Thursday that would pay to train teachers and employees who carry weapons on school property. There’s a new push for a cap on the cost for the training, but now it looks like even that would be more than enough. The bill would rely mainly on private donations. If there’s not enough private funding, the state would allocate one million. Senator Dan Patrick (R- Harris County) is sponsoring the bill. He says out of the entire state budget, one million for security is worth it.”

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