State Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial said he plans to introduce legislation that could allow teachers to bring concealed weapons into classrooms when lawmakers convene in January. A similar bill died in committee two years ago, but Christensen said he’s preparing a new version with additional requirements before teachers or school administrators could qualify.
“I absolutely don’t want every teacher to have one. Nobody does,” Christensen said. “But if you have a gunman coming into a school, I don’t want kids shot up and killed until the police arrive, which could be four or five minutes. It could be 10 minutes. Ten minutes could mean a lot of dead kids.”