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Organizations Protest School Security Bill

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Several organizations are speaking out over a Senate bill calling for police and guns in public schools.

Senate Bill 2659 would give grants of up to $10,000 per school security officer.

The bill provides funding for school resource officers in primary and secondary schools.

The House inserted language allowing local school boards to develop policies to arm teachers and other employees.

Representatives of civil rights group are protesting the bill.

The bill comes in the wake of December's tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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