Education officials in Mississippi voted on Thursday to remove a requirement that blocked guns in public schools. The move allows school districts in the state to determine their own rules on school security, including to potentially allow some staff to carry guns on campus.
The vote by the Mississippi Board of Education updates an internal policy adopted in 1990 that prohibited the possession of firearms and weapons in any form “by any person other than duly authorized law enforcement officials on school premises or at school functions.”
Jean Cook, director of communication for the Mississippi Department of Education, said that the policy update is “part of an ongoing review of State Board policies to make sure all are up to date and in compliance with current law.” She added that about 30 policies have been updated over the past six months….


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