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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/

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Missouri capitol buildingKANSAS 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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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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