Will a rural Colorado district allow its teachers to carry guns?

Posted at 5:17 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 19:17:24-05

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -- A district in El Paso County has a large decision on its hands on whether or not to arm its teachers and other non-student faculty. 

The Hanover School District 28's Board of Education will vote Wednesday on the matter, which has the support of some parents and ire of others. 

According to KRDO, one Board of Education member is citing fears over mass shootings. The vote will take place four years to the day after the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  

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. 


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