A state legislator says guns in the right hands could help prevent school shootings.

State Representative Frank Lasee says he'll introduce legislation next year, that would allow teachers and other school staff to carry firearms in school. “This is a way to make people who are going to harm our children very nervous,” says the Bellevue Republican. Lasee claims guns in the hands of staff have already averted school tragedies in the U.S. — but that has not been reported by the media. Citing Israel and Thailand as examples, Lasee says both nations have seen a decrease in violence against schools since teachers began carrying guns.

But the superintendent of the largest school district in Lasee's legislative district says he's not comfortable with the idea. Two Rivers superintendent Randy Fredrikson says he's a believer in police liaison officers, and has one in the high school and middle school.

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Rep. Frank Lasee's blog

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