School shootings have prompted the nation's largest teachers' union to offer a special $150,000 benefit for teachers and other school employees slain at work.

While the National Education Association has offered life insurance to members since the 1980s, the new "unlawful homicide" benefit was only approved this year. It will be announced to the union's 2.6 million members in a September newsletter.

The payout for accidental death while on the job is $50,000.

Randy Martin, who handles risk management for NEA Member Benefits, said the

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