Guns in Utah's Classrooms

Sep 18, 2014

Last week, a Utah teacher injured herself when her concealed handgun accidently fired. The incident renewed discussion across the state about whether or not teachers should be packing heat while on the job. Gun-rights advocates argue that everybody’s safer when instructors and administrators are armed. Those pushing for stricter gun controls contend firearms are an evident danger, and they say parents have a right to know which teachers are carrying. Thursday, we’ll hear from both sides in this heated debate.


  • Curtis Oda (R-Clearfield) represents Utah's 14th legislative district.
  • Carol Spackman-Moss (D-Holladay) represents Utah's 37th legislative district.
  • Paul Benne is the president and CEO of Sentinel Consulting, a private security consulting company.