KMOV.com) – Utah teachers can legally carry guns in the classroom and the district is not allowed to ask teachers whether they or not they are armed.
One teacher at an elementary school accidentally fired her gun in a staff bathroom and blew up a toilet. But the school district involved said state law prohibits it from asking who actually has a weapon.
In most districts, the gun cannot be concealed on district property inside a desk or in a locker. The weapon must be on the teacher’s person at all times.
“We don’t want to be in a situation where a student is breaking into a teacher’s desk, going through a closet and happens to come upon that weapon,” said Ben Horsley, a spokesman for the Granite School District. “We assume and presume that a number of our teachers actually do carry weapons under concealed carry permits.”
The school district told parents who do not agree with the rule to call their state lawmakers.