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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says it's too soon to say whether Tennessee should require an armed police presence in every school in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting that left six teachers and 20 students dead.
Haslam has called for a safety conference hosted by the state Education Department on Jan. 29 to discuss options for Tennessee schools.
But the Republican governor said he has cost and other concerns over the proposals to post armed officers at every school in the state. Haslam said about half of the schools in the state currently have school resource officers.
He said that raises the questions about who would pay for the added personnel needed to place them in every school, and whether school districts that currently have them would be reimbursed.
Wednesday, January 16 2013, 01:44 PM CST
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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