School safety hearing held in Montgomery

School safety hearing held in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, AL (WTVM) - Alabama lawmakers started the process Wednesday of hearing from different groups about school safety and the role of guns in schools.

Officials from the Sheriff's Association, District Attorneys and the State Superintendent Association were all in attendance -- and all seem to be in agreement that they don't want teachers or school personnel to have guns inside the school.

They say they want trained law enforcement or school resource officers to take that task.

Members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office say the focus needs to be on preventing disasters like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

So many people showed up for the hearing that it was eventually moved to the Alabama House Chamber.

There wasn't much talk about possible new restrictions on guns in Alabama.

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