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Fri., Jan. 25, 2013, 9:12 a.m.

Task Force Mulls Arming Teachers

A state safety task force met Thursday to consider arming Idaho's teachers. The measures are part of a nationwide conversation held in the wake of the tragic Connecticut school shooting in December. "What we know from Sandy Hook is that that school was doing many and most the things that schools need to do to provide protection and it still wasn't enough," said Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Luna. The Safe Schools Task Force meeting included a variety of stakeholders, all focused on student safety: local law enforcement, state law enforcement, homeland security, division of building safety, local administrators, teachers, and a member of the legislature. One major topic at the meeting was guns in schools, and who should be allowed to carry/Stephanie Zepelin, KTVB. More here.

Question: So who gets sued if an armed teacher fires his/her gun on campus and harms an innocent bystander? And who gets sued if a student snags a gun carried by a teacher and harms someone?

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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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