Updated 12:50 pm, Sunday, January 6, 2013 '
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of the state's largest teachers' union said she expects her board to take an official position against proposals that would allow teachers to carry guns.
Several Tennessee lawmakers have drafted legislation that would encourage school districts to place at least one armed police officer in every school and would allow teachers who have undergone special training to bring their personal handguns into schools.
However, Tennessee Education Association president Gera Summerford said a "teacher's job is to nurture and teach," not to stop an intruder.
"Their main concern is to keep children safe and do what is best for the children, and that is different from being on the front line as a guard," she said.
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