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PIERRE, S.D(AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders are encouraging school districts to allow approved employees to carry guns after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. South Dakota Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd said Thursday the state’s “school sentinel” program is a resource schools should use. It allows for the arming of school employees, hired security personnel or volunteersState law requires that sentinels be trained. Curd says officials’ thoughts and prayers go out to those in Parkland, Florida, where the Wednesday shooting occurred. Most Read StoriesMan who accused Ed Murray of sexual abuse found dead in Auburn motel  WATCHAfter 911 calls and a lockdown at Highline College, police find 'zero evidence' of a shooting  VIEWWith work permits in limbo, spouses of H-1B visa holders worry they’ll lose jobsSnow in Seattle? Freezing temperatures? 'Be ready for it'King County Republican chair criticized after telling gun-control advocate 'Do not ever contact me again'Sale! Save up to 90% on subscriptions!South Dakota lawmakers passed a school sentinel law in March 2013, a few months after the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. The Tri-Valley School District in 2016 became the first in South Dakota to approve a school sentinel policy. The Associated Press Next StoryBill would require tax increase estimates in bond elections Previous StoryBrazil yellow fever vaccine campaign struggling to meet goal // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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