Update: Colorado Districts Allow Teachers To Carry Firearms
Following up on the success of so-called "Gun Dorms" at the University of Colorado -- residential units where students could carry their (legal, licensed) weapons on campus -- Colorado Springs and Fort Collins school districts are now creating similar policies for school buildings and administrative offices where teachers, administrators, and even parents will be allowed to carry their weapons as well.
"We've followed the U of C process carefully and it seems to have worked out really well," said Fort Collins spokesperson David Grisholm.
"Teachers want to be able to carry their licensed, legal firearms with them wherever they go," said Colorado Springs superintent Mark Reversol. "This is just an attempt to comply with the spirit of the Concealed Carry law in an educational setting."
Somewhat ironically, the idea of letting teachers carry weapons on campus was proposed in 2007 by Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert in a satirical commentary called No Guns Left Behind.
No word yet from the teachers union, or from parents.