Hanover School District 28 Board has voted in favor of allowing its trained teachers and other staff to be armed.
The five-member board voted 3-2 on Wednesday night to permit trained faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns at the Colorado school.
According to The Gazette, on Wednesday, which happens to be the fourth anniversary of The Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings that took the lives of 20 students and 6 staff members, board members at Hanover have opted to take steps that might potentially save lives.
“My son’s life is worth it to do this,” said parent Terry Siewiyumptewa, who supported the proposal to arm staff.
Another parent, Roy Smith, now retired from the army stated that he hopes staff will get proper training necessary to deal with active shooter type situations.
“It takes a while to learn; it’s not just going out to the range to learn to shoot and getting a concealed weapons permit,” he said.
Some proposed that instead stun guns, pepper spray be used, but essentially, the resolution permits the district to now move forward with devising and implementing policies that will bring about an armed staff and faculty in their district.
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