Sen. Todd Lakey

Sen. Todd Lakey

BOISE — The Senate State Affairs Committee is weighing a bill to let school employees with enhanced permits carry concealed weapons on school grounds.

"The reality is that law enforcement response time is measured in minutes," sponsor Sen. Todd Lakey, R-Nampa, told the committee Wednesday. "In these situations, lives are snuffed out in seconds."

Reporter Nathan Brown can be reached at 208-542-6757. Follow him on Twitter: @NateBrownNews.

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