RICHMOND, Va. - A Virginia legislative subcommittee has sent a proposal to arm public school employees to Gov. Bob McDonnell's school safety task force.
Del. Bob Marshall's bill would require school boards to designate one person in every school who would be authorized to carry a concealed handgun on school property. The Prince William County Republican submitted the legislation after the mass school shooting in Connecticut.
A House Militia, Police and Public Safety subcommittee unanimously voted Thursday to send the bill to the task force, which is expected to make recommendations before the end of the legislative session.
The historically pro-gun subcommittee also unanimously killed several gun control measures, including one to prohibit the sale of assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)