CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) -- A school board in western Colorado has decided to allow the district superintendent and a principal to carry firearms onto school grounds.
The Cortez Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UQsWva ) the seven-member board that oversees schools in Dolores County voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the principal at Dove Creek High School and the superintendent to double as security officers, provided they complete a concealed carry course and receive a permit from the county sheriff's office.
Superintendent Bruce Hankins and Principal Ty Gray will receive an additional $1 salary for the extra duties.
Lance Clem with the Colorado School Safety Resource Center says state law allows peace officers to carry firearms on school grounds, but it doesn't address security officers.
Hankins says security talks were under way before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.