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Dorchester Co. School Officials Opposed to Arming Teachers

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. – While bills in Annapolis have been introduced that would allow Maryland teachers to carry either guns or Tasers in school, those are not options that Dorchester County public school officials want to entertain.

"If there is a law that is passed that governs statewide considerations regarding guns, obviously we would follow the law but that's not the direction that we have chosen to go in," said Dorchester County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henry Wagner.

That is just fine for Jeanne Bernard of Cambridge, who said more guns are not the answer.

"I am vehemently opposed to having guns in the schools," Bernard said. "Teachers shouldn't be carrying guns, students shouldn't be carrying guns. I am in favor of much stronger gun controls."

After a safe schools committee meeting held this week, county school officials and local law enforcement believe some changes are necessary in order to ensure schools are safe and completely impenetrable from intruders.

"Our priorities are going to be that our safe havens in our schools have effective locks and secured doors," Wagner said.

While some say guns have no place in schools, others argue teachers need to be able to protect themselves.

"I think they should have something, whether it be firearms or something like that," said Sandra Mosley of Ridgely. "I am not sure but with today's climate they do need something."

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