Time’s Come For Armed Teachers In Schools, Say Some Educators

November 18, 2014 6:55 AM

Time’s Come For Armed Teachers In Schools, Say Some Educators
" DENVER (CBS4) - After Gov. John Hickenlooper said he’s open to discussing the possibility of teachers carrying guns in Colorado schools, several teachers said Monday they should be trained just like police officers.

“It would be better if I had a gun to match (a criminal’s) gun,” teacher Giulio Freda said.

Patrons at the Centennial Gun Club on Monday (credit: CBS)

Some teachers, including some at the Centennial Gun Club on Monday, are already training for the possibility. State GOP lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow teachers to carry concealed weapons on school campuses, but it’s been defeated by Democrats.

But Hickenlooper, fresh off a narrow re-election victory, said he’s willing to entertain the talk.

“I’m certainly open to that discussion,” he said during an interview with CBS4. “However that works so that we get a solution that benefits, that creates a better, safer environment for our kids, I’m all for it "

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