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Legislature to OK off-duty officers with guns in schools

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Legislature is scheduled to pass a proposal that would allow off-duty and retired officers to carry guns in schools.

The Senate and the Assembly both plan to take up the bill on Tuesday.

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.

Approval from both chambers would set up the bill for Gov. Scott Walker's approval.

A broader proposal last session that allowed anyone to carry concealed weapons on school grounds failed to pass.
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