Many (but apparently not all) St. Louis-area school superintendents say won't let designated teachers to carry guns in school
Many St. Louis-area school superintendents say they don’t want guns in their schools regardless of a new state law that allows designated teachers to carry them.
The law lets school districts appoint teachers or administrators as “school safety officers” who would be allowed to carry concealed weapons after training.
Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed this bill in July. But on Wednesday, the Legislature overrode his veto of gun rights expansion legislation that also allows residents with concealed weapons permits to openly carry guns in public.
Parents contacted the Clayton School District late last week concerned that teachers could soon be carrying weapons through the hallways.
“There’s the perception that school districts are required to do this, rather than allowed to do this,” district spokesman Chris Tennill said.
The district’s position was posted on its website Friday afternoon. “There are few, if any, situations that would require the District to consider appointing ‘school protection officers’ given the level of and proximity to law enforcement resources already in place,” it stated. . . . .