Teachers wary of concealed weapons in class

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A bill to allow specially trained teachers to carry concealed weapons in the classroom is coming under fire from some Missouri teachers.

Lawmakers said the school legislation would protect students from intruders and reduce the risk of a deadly mass shooting such as the one in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

KWMU-FM (bit.ly/1k8T3sC) reports that leaders of the Missouri National Education Association and the Missouri PTA are among those speaking out against the measure.

The bill awaits the signature of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, who has not indicated whether he’ll approve the legislation but publicly spoke out against guns in the classroom after the Sandy Hook shooting.

7 comments

  • Byebyetotherite

    No guns in school that’s a fun free zone, guns kill people. Only crazy people have guns.

  • Byebyetotherite

    There’s no right for people to own guns, stop seeing what you wanna see right wing tea party rural hicks!!

    • HailHitlah

      I totally agree. Can you imagine, for example, if the Nazis hadn’t banned the Jews from owning guns prior to the Holocaust?

  • Ken

    BBTTR, so stupid you had to say it twice and FOX2 just as bad displaying a picture that has NOTHING to due with the story. Only the scariest looking weapons, none of which are concealable, nor appropriate for personal self-defense.

  • Brian

    I guess all of the other rights that specifically mention “… the right of the people…” aren’t individual rights either.

    By the way, those “gun free zones” have really worked out well so far, haven’t they?

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