(KATU) — ST. HELENS, Ore. – They’re back.
Guns in the St. Helens school district, that is.
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The school board this week repealed a ban on teachers and staff members carrying concealed weapons on campus.
The ban was put in place in March, but a new set of board members decided to set it aside. Board member Ray Biggs and chairman Marshall Porter, in particular, think teachers should be able to have guns in the event of a school shooting.
“I would say that the risk is more likely that somebody who isn’t following the law is a higher risk to your child coming on to school property than the one that is going to do it legally,” Porter said.