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Monday, August 12, 2019 11:36 AM

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in early July signed the Republican-backed Senate Bill 621 into law as Act 67 of 2019, amending Act 44 of 2018 which established a new state school safety commission and school security grant program. Act 67 lays out the training and qualifications for school safety officers, school resource officers and school security guards, all of whom may carry a firearm. A district may contract security personnel out to a third-party vendor that may also be qualified to carry a firearm. The law does not mandate armed personnel for districts, but it is still gives the option to the districts if they wish to have any armed security personnel, be it a retired police officer or a security guard.
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Source: Delaware County Daily Times, Aug. 11, 2019.


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