H/T Keep And Bear.
This is a wise decision that these teachers made because in an emergency you may not be able to get your gun out of the safe.
After the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, some state lawmakers realized that it takes law enforcement too long to respond to an active shooter at a school. By the time police arrive (7-15 min.), most of the carnage has been done.
Therefore, they saw the need to allow school staff (teachers and faculty) to be properly trained, obtain conceal carry permits and to carry their guns with them during school hours. This would allow them to instantly respond to an active shooter and save lives.
Additionally, knowing that teachers and faculty could be armed, serves as a deterrent to would be mass shooters. They don’t want to face armed resistance until after they commit their crime.
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