Colorado school districts consider creative ways to arm teachers – deputize them


Although a bill that would have allowed teachers to carry concealed weapons in class was defeated in the Colorado legislature this week, school districts haven’t stopped trying to figure out creative ways to arm their employees.

Some may consider asking their local sheriffs to deputize teachers with concealed carry permits, an idea posed by the Weld County district attorney, according to the Denver Post.

And others, like the tiny Lone Star School District on Colorado’s eastern plains, located at least 30 miles from the nearest law enforcement agency, are thinking about letting teachers perform double-duty as school resources officers, who are allowed to carry guns on school property.


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