For more on this topic, see the recent KC Education Enterprise editorial: https://kceducationenterprise.org/2012/12/31/guns-in-schools-keep-the-safety-lock-on/
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —In the wake of last month’s school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Missouri lawmakers may debate a bill that would let school administrators and teachers with concealed carry permits bring their guns to school for safety.
“What this bill is, is a conversation-starter,” said Missouri State Rep. T.J. Berry of Clay County, a co-sponsor of the bill..
The Missouri Association of School Boards representatives said the organization has “serious concerns” about the idea.
Berry said he expects that the law, if passed, would require additional training for people with guns at school.
“The question is, where is the closest person who can wrestle someone down or stop the violence?” Berry said.
The measure is expected to get significant attention when the new session of the Missouri Legislature starts next week. The Missouri House Speaker and majority leader are also co-sponsors of the bill.
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