St. Louis-area schools not likely to allow guns

4 years 3 months 2 days ago Monday, September 15 2014 Sep 15, 2014 Monday, September 15, 2014 12:53:00 PM CDT September 15, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Many superintendents in the St. Louis area said they don't want guns in their schools despite a new state law allowing designated staff to carry them.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the state legislature on Wednesday overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill which gives school districts the ability to appoint "school safety officers." The chosen teachers and administrators can undergo training and then carry the concealed weapons on school property.

A Clayton School District spokesman said the state's districts aren't required to enforce the law, and there may not be any situation that would cause Clayton to consider appointing the school protection officers. Most other superintendents and school district representatives agreed, saying they will continue to rely on local law enforcement.

 

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