There is a new push underway in North Carolina that could allow some school workers to carry a gun on school grounds.
The proposed bill was one of 15 bills introduced to the state Senate on Thursday by Republican Senator Stan Bingham from Davidson County.
According to the proposal Senate Bill 27, certain teachers and other volunteers could be designated as "school safety marshals" and be allowed to carry firearms in emergency situations.
They would be able to have a gun on school grounds, bus, athletic property or any property used by the school board or board of trustees.
These marshals would provide armed security at schools that do not have a school resource officer.
Right now, only law enforcement officers are allowed to have guns on school grounds in North Carolina.
The bill, if passed, would call for the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission to come up with a training regime for volunteers.