Lawmakers to weigh concealed carry for school staff
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Whether educators or staff should be allowed to carry concealed firearms at schools has returned for debate this session, and the bill’s prime sponsor says the majority party may now have the numbers to pass such policy.
Rep. Dwight Kiefert, R-Valley City, said House Bill 1310 would provide an increased layer of security for schools — with no funds for school resource officers — that are looking at lengthy response times in the event of a major incident, such as a shooting.
Last session, similar legislation passed the House 53-38 but failed by 17-28 in the Senate.