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The merits of teachers carrying a gun in their classroom are open for debate again, with a panel last week at Stein Erickson Lodge addressing the issue.

Just because there is this absurd law in Utah that allows a teacher to carry a concealed weapon into school, one of only 18 states with this law, does not make it a good idea. Our teachers have enough responsibility teaching our children, they should not have the added burden of training for and providing security. Perhaps a better solution for schools that feel the need for armed personnel would be to hire a well-trained security guard. A teacher carrying a gun in a classroom is an accident waiting to happen.

Paul and Sandy Krueger

Salt Lake City

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