By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House has voted down a proposal to allow guns in schools.
Fifteen Republicans joined 41 Democrats Monday to reject the bill in a 56-44 vote.
The measure by Republican Rep. Seth Berglee of Joliet would have allowed full-time school employees who meet certain shooting standards to carry concealed weapons on school property.
Berglee said during the half-hour debate that an average school shooting lasts only three minutes, and the only person who would be able to respond is a person at the school.