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School Board Candidates: Guns for Teachers? No Way.

Five candidates for Teton County School District No. 1’s board of trustees differed on some questions asked Monday at the League of Women Voters forum, but they agreed that arming teachers is a bad idea.

Two school boards in Wyoming voted to arm teachers last year as a school safety tool.

“With two kiddos in our schools, our school security is at the front and center of my mind,” Holly Balogh said. “Especially when you hear news of some tragic shooting event that has occurred in some other location. I feel very lucky that we live where we live. That being said, I would never compromise and will never support having a teacher with a gun in a school. It’s something I completely disagree with.”