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Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, 8:25 a.m.

Bonner GOP Wants Teachers Armed

Danielle Ahrens, shown demonstrating against the Idaho health insurance exchanged endorsed by Gov. Otter on the Idaho Statehouse steps last week, is spearheading a Bonner County GOP push to arm teachers. (AP/Statesman file photo: Joe Jaszewski)

When it comes to school safety, local Republicans are endorsing the idea that a gun in the right hands can save lives. Bonner County Republican Central Committee voting members unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night that urges Bonner County school board members to train and arm employees of each school in the manner they see fit. The resolution comes as a response to the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut that left 28 dead, including 20 young children. Danielle Ahrens, the resolution's primary author, said she believes that if an individual at Sandy Hook had been armed, the death toll would have been greatly reduced. As a mother with children in the school system, she decided to craft a resolution that would address her concerns/Cameron Rasmusson, Bonner County Bee. More here.

Question: Do you want to see teachers in North Idaho trained to carry guns in their schools?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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