After the Connecticut school shooting, Virginia and Tennessee are considering arming their teachers.
A Virginia state delegate is proposing a bill that would require some members of school staff to carry guns. The Governor (Bob McDonnell) floated the idea of allowing school staff to carry concealed weapons, and it's got support.
The proposed law says gun-toting employees would need to have permits and be certified in safety.
In Tennessee, a State Senator plans to introduce a similar bill. His would require all schools to have at least one armed staffer, preferably a secretly-armed teacher—so that a gunman wouldn't know who was armed.
The Governor of Tennessee (Bill Haslam) says he's open to discussing the idea in January.