Spokesman: Blunt not backing armed teachers
Jefferson City, Mo. – Governor Blunt's office said Tuesday it is not proposing to arm teachers with guns.
After Monday's school shooting in Joplin, Blunt told reporters that a legislative proposal allowing teachers to carry guns is, quote "an interesting idea worth discussing."
But Tuesday, Blunt spokesman Spence Jackson said the governor was not saying teachers should be armed.
Jackson said the governor's point was that officials need to consider all suggestions following a string of recent school shootings across the nation, then come up with the best solution for Missouri.