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Administrators group opposes arming teachers

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The executive director of a group opposing a new law in South Dakota that allows teachers and school personnel to be armed says the measure fails to address key issues.

Rob Monson is the executive director of School Administrators of South Dakota. He says the so-called school sentinels bill fails to look at school building safety, mental health and fire and emergency response.

He says the organization was hoping the legislature would look at doing a more comprehensive study of school safety and "not sort of jump right into arming people in our schools and thinking that is the answer to it all."

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the measure into law Friday. It's the first of its kind since the deadly school shooting in December in Newtown, Conn.

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