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Texas schools that want to arm their employees have two choices

Schools can pick between programs known as the school marshal program and the Guardian Plan. Here are four things to know about the two existing initiatives that allow school districts to arm their employees.

Mock weapons used to train educators in Harrold, Texas. The North Texas school district was the first to allow educators to carry guns on school grounds in 2007.

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The marshal program creates a new kind of peace officer

Rural districts are more likely to adopt one of the plans

Training and gun storage requirements vary

Only one plan receives money from the state

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