Texas House passes measure to allow guns in school parking lots

Lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives have passed a measure that would allow school employees to keep guns in their cars while parked on school property.

The Austin American-Statesman reported the provision was added Tuesday to Senate Bill 1566, legislation regarding school boards. It was then passed on Wednesday by the House on a 138-4 vote.

A full bill similar to the amendment had been proposed in the House but did not make it to the floor for a vote.

The measure would allow teachers and other school employees with concealed carry permits to store guns in their cars while on school property.

The bill now heads to the Senate, which is expected to approve the changes.