(with approval of the superintendent) — February 26, 2018, twenty teachers
in Clarksville, Arkansas are carrying concealed handgun.
had allowed concealed carry on school grounds until it passed a law in 2015 that required the approval of the school administrator. However, beginning on October 14, 2017
a new law took away that authority from school administrators (more here
). Up until that date, five school districts allowed teachers or staff to carry concealed handguns.
(with school board approval) — In Laurens County it has become a “reality
Hawaii (no specific law)
(with school trustees’ approval) “a handful
” of school districts allow staffers and teachers to carry, and here
(with “authorization”) — no district
Kansas (school districts may allow employees with concealed-carry permits to carry guns on campus if the district does not have a policy prohibiting it)
Massachusetts (with approval of the school board or principal)
Michigan (as long as the gun is carried openly)
Mississippi (with school board approval)
(with school trustees’ permission) — In 2017, Belfry, Custer, and Lima
school districts allowed teachers and staff members to carry. Another school district allowed a former teacher to carry. Two others allow current staff members to carry, but they weren’t currently carrying.
New Jersey (with approval from the school’s “governing officer”)
New York (with the school’s approval)
(with school board approval) — in 2015, at least 40 School Districts
in Ohio allow Teachers to Carry Permitted Concealed Handguns. By the end of 2016 that number was over 175
school districts. More
have clearly adopted this policy since then.
(any permit holders, many school districts prevent employees from carrying) An example of a school district that allows teachers and staff to carry is the St. Helens School District
(about 30 miles Northwest of Portland).
Rhode Island (with a state concealed weapons permit)
( “school sentinels
” law authorizes districts to create, establish and supervise the arming of school employees, hired security personnel or volunteers.) Two school districts as of May 2018: Mellette and Tri-Valley School
Tennessee (allows certain school employees to carry a firearm on school grounds if they are licensed, meet certain qualifications, and have written authorization from authorities)
(with the school’s permission) — Texas Association of School Boards says 172 school districts
in Texas allow staff and board members to carry firearms onto school premises
Utah (any teacher or staff member with a concealed handgun permit can carry) — about 5% of the public school teachers in the state carry and about 10% to 12% of the support staff.
(with School Board approval — On July 12, 2018
, Lee County School Board votes to arm teachers and pay for their guns. Chairman Michael Kidwell said, “The only way to fight a gun if somebody comes through these doors with a gun to shoot our students, is with another gun.”)