Denver 7: Colorado School District Gun Policy May Be Changing

Douglas County in Colorado may be expanding carry rights on school property.

Via Denver 7:

More school personnel could carry firearms on Douglas County School property if a proposed plan is adopted by the school board.

The board discussed allowing the superintendent authority to decide who among security staff members would be allowed to carry guns on school property.

The policy as proposed says the “superintendent or his/her designee may authorize personnel to carry firearms in situations where special risks are involved.”

“I think allowing our superintendent that latitude, just as other districts provide, [will help] make sure that she can work… with all of those organizations that know better than we do how to provide the best security,” said Meghann Silverthorn, Douglas County School Board president.

Silverthorn, who brought this to the agenda, says it would only include district security personnel.

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock tells Denver7 he’s comfortable with the policy and how the district has handled increasing its security, and this is a standard policy around Colorado.

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