EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -- A rural Colorado school district in southeastern El Paso County will allow teachers and staff to carry guns on campus.
The Hanover School District 28's Board of Education voted Wednesday night 3-2 in favor of allowing "qualified teachers" to carry guns while on school grounds, our ABC-affiliate station in Colorado Springs, KRDO-TV, reports.
The resolution was proposed by one Board of Education member, who cited fears over mass shootings, according to KRDO .
Another board member, Michael Lawson , said marijuana grows prompted the security concerns for the district, as he believes criminals may be involved, signaling a threat to student safety.
The school district does reportedly have one school resource officer, KRDO-TV said.
The vote took place four years to the day after the Sandy Hook shooting, where 20 children between 6 and 7 years old were killed, along with six adult staff members, in Newtown, Conn.
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