A rural Colorado school district has recently decided to allow its teachers and other staff members to carry guns on campus to protect the students as well as themselves.
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, The Hanover School District 28 board voted 3-2 to allow school employees to volunteer to be armed on the job after ongoing safety training.
It seems that the school district deemed this regulation necessary since its two schools serve about 270 students about 30 miles southeast of Colorado Springs--and on average, law enforcement takes approximately 20 minutes to get there. District 28 currently shares an armed school resource officer among four other school districts.
However, not everyone is too happy with the school district's decision. "Our rooms are supposed to be locked and secure. We have cameras. We have a very vigilant staff," school board President Mark McPherson said. "We are authorizing teachers to pull a weapon and kill a human being, and I cannot support that."
The Colorado school district's vote coincidentally happened to fall on the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.