Kim SpauldingStaff Writer February 21, After the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, parents, teachers and administrators have started questioning whether schools remain safe anymore. Teachers should be allowed to carry guns at school in order to protect students. Eighteen states across the country already allow adults to carry handguns on school property. Those who are armed remain anonymous and no accidents involving guns have been reported.
The Hanover School District 28 board voted to allow school employees to volunteer to be armed on the job after undergoing training. The district currently shares an armed school resource officer with four other school districts.
Board member Michael Lawson backed the idea not only as way to protect students from a mass shooting, but also as protection against possible violence connected with nearby marijuana grows, which he believes are connected with foreign cartels, the Gazette of Colorado Springs reported.
School board President Mark McPherson said a survey showed the community was split on the issue. He worries what would happen if they fired and missed in a classroom. He said he is only aware of one marijuana growing operation within about 5 miles of the schools.
McPherson said he thinks comments about cartel involvement in the area are just rumors at this point. Some other school districts in Colorado as well as in Texas, Oklahoma and California have also backed allowing teachers to carry weapons following the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in All had concealed weapons permits and volunteered for the duty, Fleming School superintendent Steve McCracken said.
They all must undergo an initial 46 hours of training, including live fire training, plus yearly training and undergo a psychological examination. But McCracken said that it still makes more financial sense than trying to hire an outside security officer to protect the school. The latest Colorado vote came on the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.
McPherson said the proposal has been in the works since June and the timing of the final vote was coincidental.Armed Education: Should Teachers Carry Concealed Weapons?
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