Bill filed to allow firearm education in NC high schools

Updated: Apr. 10, 2017 at 12:54 PM EDT
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NORTH CAROLINA (WBTV) - A bill has been filed to authorize the State Board of Education to develop and offer a firearm education elective course for high school students.

The document, dated April 5, says,"The State Board of Education shall develop and identify a comprehensive firearm education course that can be offered as an elective at the high school level."

The course would be conducted under the supervision of an adult who has been approved and is in accordance with the bill.

"The course shall incorporate history, mathematics, and science related to firearms and firearm safety education as recommended by law enforcement agencies or a firearms association," the bill states.

Click here to read the full bill from the General Assembly of North Carolina.

The act would go into effect and apply at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.

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