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SD Panel Delays Vote On Armed Sentinel Rule

SD Panel Delays Vote On Armed Sentinel Rule

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota commission has delayed a vote on rules for training teachers, other staff or volunteers to be designated as armed sentinels to provide security in school districts.

The Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission originally planned to certify the sentinels. But the panel had to change the proposed rules to deal only with training after discovering that the law passed by this year’s South Dakota Legislature does not authorize certification, which is essentially licensing.

The commission delayed a final vote on the rules until Aug. 2 to allow time for public comment on the substantially changed proposal.

The proposed rules call for sentinels to complete 80 hours of training in firearms proficiency and other issues, with an additional eight hours of training required every year.

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