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Teachers Union To Release Results Of Survey On Guns, School Safety

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state’s largest teachers’ union is announcing the results of its survey of Connecticut teachers and their opinions on gun laws and school safety.

The Connecticut Education Association, which represents more than 43,000 teachers, has scheduled a news conference for Monday.

CEA officials said it is the first poll of state teachers on the issues of guns and school safety.

Mark Waxenburg, the union’s executive director, has urged state lawmakers form school safety committees in every Connecticut school but said local communities should be able to choose which safety measures they believe best fit their districts.

A gunman opened fire in a Newtown elementary school on Dec. 14, killing 20 first-grade students and six educators.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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