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By Emily Schabacker and Eric Lindblad
Community News Service UM School of Journalism 

Legislative Preview 2018: Early gun bills include proposals for schools, background checks


Last updated 1/3/2019 at 11:14am

Montana is home to more than 60 one-room schools, the most of any state. One, the single-room Hi-Line elementary school in Galata, relies on Shelby's police department for protection –but Shelby is 23 miles away.

That's why Rep. Casey Knudsen, R-Malta, said he plans to support legislation this session that would allow school officials to carry concealed firearms.

"I really see it as a benefi...

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