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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (EKB) — A public safety meeting held at an eastern Kentucky high school has led to a proposal that might allow teachers to begin carrying guns in the school.

According to East Kentucky Broadcasting, a public safety meeting at Pike County Central High School was held Monday evening. A large crowd filled the school's library. The conversation on school safety came in light of deadly school shooting incidents in both Kentucky and Florida.

At that meeting, a motion was made to get the ball rolling. The school board's attorney will work with the Pike County Sheriff to begin formalizing a program that will allow teachers to carry weapons inside schools, provided they have proper certification.

Kentucky Sen. Ray Jones told EKB that essentially, the program would deputize teachers.

The plan is expected to draw opposition as no schools in the state allow teachers to carry weapons.

Meanwhile, House Bill 502 is being introduced in the state legislature with hopes that a law could be introduced to regulate firearms, prohibit guns from college campuses, prohibit the sale of bump stocks, and implement licensing of gun owners and registration of firearm and ammunition.

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