Law passed to allow teachers carry guns in South Dakota

Teachers and school staff in the US state of South Dakota are to be given the right to carry guns in order to protect schoolchildren.

Teachers and school staff in the US state of South Dakota are to be given the right to carry guns in order to protect schoolchildren.

The law is the first of its kind following the school shooting in Newtown in Connecticut where 26 people died.

It means each school district can choose if staff could be armed and will come into effect in July.

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