Three school incidents in the past week….Noel, where a pistol was found in a locker; Warrenton where a student was arrested after reportedly saying he wanted to turn his school into another Columbine; Joplin, where a student fired a shot into a school ceiling… Governor Blunt thinks some people took something he said in Joplin earlier this week and ran with it—wrongly. He does not favor arming teachers. But he says the general topic is worth talking about…and maybe some weapons should be available in schools to some teachers properly trained to use them. Governor Blunt says he does NOT favor arming all teachers. But he says the idea of having weapons accessible to properly-trained teachers is worth talking about. He says those who think guns lead to a violent society will not agree with him but those who think access to weapons can be part of a solution to a violent situation created by society would more readily be willing to discuss the matter. Blunt says Missour’s schools are safe, and parents can send their children to school confident the children are going into a safe environment. Missouri has about 520 school districts….meaning about 517 districts have NOT had gun problems in the last week.
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