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Panel to consider off-duty police carrying guns in school

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin lawmakers are set to hear the public's thoughts on allowing off-duty and retired police officers to carry guns in schools.

Current state law generally bans people from possessing guns on school grounds as well as within 1,000 feet of school grounds. The prohibition doesn't apply to police officers acting in their official capacity.

A bipartisan group of legislators has proposed a bill that would allow off-duty and retired officers to carry guns in schools as well.

The state Senate's judiciary committee has scheduled a public hearing on the bill for Tuesday afternoon.


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