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Hanover School District in El Paso County will allow teachers to carry guns on campus

Posted: 9:14 PM, Dec 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-15 06:05:30Z
School district votes to allow guns for teachers
School district votes to allow guns for teachers

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.

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates. 

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