Teachers and administrators could carry concealed weapons at schools if the Safer Schools Act of 2013 makes it through the state House and Senate.
Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, introduced a bill earlier this month that would allow qualified school personnel to undergo training to be able to conceal carry firearms in Washington schools pursuant to an adopted school safety plan.
Here’s what Pike had to say about the bill:
“In many of our public places, we have an armed security presence. In many of our schools, we do not. Those who want to harm our children know they can walk into some of our schools and meet little resistance. This makes our students and teachers vulnerable. The Safe Schools Act would provide an option to school boards to improve the safety of their children while they are in school – based on the desires of their communities. It would also empower teachers and supplement local law enforcement in the event of a school shooting.”
The bill hasn’t been scheduled for a hearing in the House.
What do you think of the idea of teachers and staff carrying concealed weapons in schools?