MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A bill that was pre-filed in the South Carolina House Thursday would allow school districts to authorize employees to hold a "Public School Concealed Weapons Permit."
The bill, filed by Rep. Joshua Putnum, specifies that the permit would be "for the limited purpose of responding to live shooters or the imminent threat of live shooters on school property."
The language of the bill suggests that district superintendents and principals would have the power to decide whether or not to authorize such permits, and there would be requirements for the possession and use of concealed weapons.
Under the bill, the identities of permit holders would not be subject to disclosure, even under a Freedom of Information Act request, and would not be provided to the public.
The full text of H 3052 is as follows:
WMBF News reporter Josh Roberson is following up with local school districts for a full report – tune in to WMBF News beginning at 4 p.m. to watch.