Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Schools to Designate Armed Officers

Nixon: "[I] condone putting firearms in the hands of educators who should be focused on teaching our kids”
Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Schools to Designate Armed Officers

by Brendan O'Brien | Reuters | July 15, 2014


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill on Monday that would have allowed public school districts to designate certain teachers and administrators as armed protection officers.

The legislation would have required a teacher or administrator to have a concealed carry permit and go through special weapons training before being allowed to be armed at school.

Nixon, a Democrat, said in a statement that he supported placing law enforcement officers in schools but could not “condone putting firearms in the hands of educators who should be focused on teaching our kids.”

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