Sandy Hook School Shooting

Calif. School District Rejects Request to Arm Teachers

Local city councilman pitched the idea

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An Orange County school district has rejected a plan made by a local city councilman asking for teachers to carry guns in classrooms in the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

"During regular school hours at a school in San Juan Capistrano, an individual armed with a simplistic firearm can easily walk onto campus without challenge, walk into an unlocked classroom and begin murdering dozens of children," San Juan Capistrano City Councilman Derek Reeve wrote to the Capistrano School District in a December 20th letter first printed by The Capistrano Patch.

In the letter, the attorney father of two proposed that willing staff, teachers and parents could be armed while on campus. He added that no teacher or staff member should be required to carry a weapon.