Villalba Files School Marshal Bill

State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, has filed a bill that would allow Texas schools to appoint "school marshals" — employees who could carry guns in an effort to protect students from violence.

"We're going to make sure the person serving is essentially a peace officer," Villalba said. "We've created a new class of law enforcement."

House Bill 1009, which Villalba is calling the Protection of Texas Children Act, would allow marshals with proper training and certification to be able to "use lethal force upon the occurrence of an attack in the classroom or elsewhere on campus."

"Whoever is serving ...

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