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Should Teachers Carry Guns On Campus?

By Selena Hernandez, CBS 11 News
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A customer looks over a .45-caliber pistol in suburban Chicago on July 12, 2010. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A customer looks over a .45-caliber pistol in suburban Chicago on July 12, 2010. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Some gun activists are pushing for teachers and school administrators to carry guns on school campuses. They took their opinions before school board members in Arlington on Thursday night.

The activists and concerned parents presented their reasons as to why licensed school officials should be able to carry concealed handguns, saying that it added a layer of safety to campuses. These teachers and school administrators, activists argued, could act as a first line of defense in the event of an emergency.

“In a time where there’s threats against schools,” parent Rodney Homeke told the Arlington school board on Thursday night, “it’s important to take care of our children. Not allowing guns provides an opportunity for schools to be a target.”

Activists stressed that only licensed school officials would be permitted to carry guns, and they would be required to keep up with the requirements for that license.

School board members opened the floor to the discussion, and listened to the arguments, but no decision was made on the issue.

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