POLL: Should Minneapolis Teachers Be Allowed Guns In School?
Seward Montessori staffer brought a pistol yesterday.
Wednesday, Seward Montessori was put on lockdown after administrators learned that a staff member had brought a gun to school.
The staff member was keeping the loaded gun in a locked locker, according to an email statement from Minneapolis Public Schools.
"There was no evidence that the employee intended to use the weapon; however, bringing a gun to school is against Minnesota law, violates MPS policy and creates a potentially unsafe situation," the statement read.
The district called police around 8:30 a.m. when the weapon's existance was revealed. The staffer was removed from the building and placed on administrative leave.
The incident follows calls from some politicians to arm teachers and school officials.
According to Minnesota Public Radio, state Sen. Tony Cornish (R-Good Thunder) was pushing the idea as early as Monday.
"It's something that we have to face that all of the laws in the world sometimes aren't just going to work," Cornish said. "The cop can't be everywhere so the best person to defend yourself is yourself."
Where do you stand? Should school staff be armed in an attempt to prevent further school shootings?