Nevada Lawmaker Wants Teachers Packing Heat

Reno, NV (WVLT) - A Nevada state senator says the Legislature should consider letting teachers carry guns in classrooms to deter school violence. Republican Bob Beers says that if teachers are properly trained and have guns, schools would be safer.

Las Vegas-area school officials are dismissing the idea. They worry that the more people who have guns, the more likely it is that there will be a shootout.

Clark County school police already carry weapons in the district, which has 300-thousand students and 325 campuses.

Beers is pointing to reports of more than a dozen guns confiscated this year at Clark County school campuses, and to several recent instances of gun violence on and off campus.

He says he'll prepare a bill to introduce in the Legislature when it convenes in February.

This story filed by WVLT sister station KOLO in Reno, Nevada.


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