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Officials differ on educators with guns
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Will Warren County teachers soon be packing heat? That question was discussed at a county Education Committee meeting Monday night.The possibility of teachers carrying guns has gained steam following the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 27 people, including 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, died at the hands of a lone gunman.County Commissioner Joel Akers asked Director of Schools Bobby Cox, “Are you going to arm them?” referring to county teachers.Cox said, “I am not against owning a gun, but I am against making them own a gun. More guns in schools is not the answer, in my opinion.”Cox went on to say, “Anything you have in society, you will have in schools.