A rural school here will allow teachers to carry concealed guns to keep students safe.
Briggsdale School, which educates students from preschool to 12th grade, is about a 20-minute drive from the nearest police station, administrators say. And that's a problem if a shooter were to target the school.
"Twenty minutes is a long time," said Superintendent Rick Mondt of the Briggsdale School District, which has about 160 students 65 miles northeast of Denver. Administrators started looking at their policies after the massacre Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which 26 students and teachers were killed.
About four of 18 teachers in Briggsdale plan to conceal and carry, he said. They will be trained beforehand.