SWEET HOME, Ore. (KMTR) -- Sweet Home School District policy clearly states that staff members with concealed carry licenses can bring firearms on campus.
The district says they it hasn't been approached by teachers about the policy. Instead, it was the parents of students calling to ask if it was allowed and it comes on the hees of the tragedy in Connecticut.
"If it causes a disruption in the educational process, obviously we need to take a look at it. Then I'm sure our board would look at our policy, but at this point it hasn't,” said Sweet Home School District Superintendent Don Schrader.
Schrader said he doesn't want to be the superintendent that is arming the staff, he is just following policy. Parents we spoke with like the idea of teachers arming themselves and say they feel safer knowing their kids are protected.
"It makes me feel safe as a parent knowing that if someone walked in to cause harm, that my child would be safe and the teacher would save my child or other peoples' children," said Sweet Home parent Crystal Duncan.
We spoke with people and business owners in Sweet Home, all of which supported teachers arming themselves in the classroom.