Saturday, December 29, 2012
SALMON CREEK, Wash. — A freshman GOP lawmaker wants to allow teachers to carry guns in Washington schools.
KATU-TV reports Rep. Liz Pike from Camas says she will file a bill to change state law and allow teachers carry concealed weapons in the classroom.
Pike’s proposal would require teachers to voluntarily go through mental health evaluations and gun training at their own expense before being allowed to carry their own guns on a belt or in a holster.
Every school district would get to choose if teachers can carry weapons. Pike says the permits would be confidential and only law enforcement and the superintendent would know which teachers have weapons.
The freshman lawmaker has posted her idea on her Facebook page, asking for feedback.