Kentucky school district votes to allow teachers to carry concealed weapons – with a unanimous vote, no less

PIKEVILLE – Teachers could soon be carrying concealed guns inside schools in Pike County under a proposal that was preliminarily approved Monday evening by the Pike County School Board.

The unanimous decision came after the board heard concerns about school safety from teachers, parents and administrators during a town hall meeting at Pike County Central High School. The discussion was prompted by multiple school shootings in recent weeks, including one at Marshall County High School in Western Kentucky that left two dead and another in Florida that left 17 dead.

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12 Responses to Kentucky school district votes to allow teachers to carry concealed weapons – with a unanimous vote, no less

  1. Matt says:

    Hopefully this sends a message to the population-at-large, for ALL locations, not JUST GFZs, schools…(…and homes, churches, worksites, travel, concerts, …any and all public gatherings, etc.)

    It’s OK to carry a defensive weapon. Use it offensively, WE WILL TAKE YOU OUT!


  2. Ray says:

    Doesn’t matter how they voted. Taking a firearm into any school, courthouse, jailhouse or police station in the commonwealth of Kentucky is a felony unless you are a sworn police officer or federal agent. That is state law. They can vote the sky pink. But the first teacher that carry’s his or her weapon into the front door MUST (the law reads “SHALL BE”) arrested and charged with an “A” felony. 20 year minimum sentence on conviction. In Kentucky that carry’s an automatic loss of your CCDW and teaching certificate for life even without conviction. Individual towns and city’s are barred from making any gun law or ordinance under the KRS. So the entire “vote” was void before it was made.

  3. Blu Vaner says:

    Statute KRS 527.070 says the Board of Education or the Board of Trustees can authorize an individual to carry a firearm on school property.

  4. Ray says:

    I was under the impression that KRS 527.070 had been overturned/suspended, as it is in direct conflict with preexisting felony law. Has the Ky. Supreme court ruled in this matter in the Jefferson county challenge yet? If not it still won’t matter as only Frankfort can make any new gun law or ordinance. Until The KSC or Frankfort moves on this matter I wouldn’t carry into a school in the commonwealth if the Ky. AG told me it was OK. Our state is notorious for prosecuting under conflicting law, then taking years or even decades to sort it out. It wouldn’t be worth pissing off some nasty little communist anti-gun fanatic like Tom Fitzgerald and spending decades in court , losing everything you have just to prove a point. Better to let Frankfort sort this one out. Something they actually seem to be doing this time.

    • Wirecutter says:

      I don’t know a thing about the Commonwealth’s laws.

    • Blu Vaner says:

      This came from website. I would hope educational officials in Kentucky would conduct at least a rudimentary legal research before arming their faculty.

      • crazyeighter says:

        I’m more worried that this will be like the monumental clusterfuck the Armed Flight Deck Officer turned into when DHS got hold of it.

  5. Eastwood says:

    And just like that…. Kentucky wasn’t a bad place to live. Hope we are next.

  6. Aesop says:

    Nothing in the KY statute matters, ultimately.

    The germane question is whether this is allowed under the federal law of the Safe Schools Act of 1990.
    Love to see info re: the details under that law.

    If, as I suspect, KY has just voted to become a Sanctuary State for illegal CCW gun-toters, it should amp up the debate about asinine federal laws, and about certain states thinking they can dismiss DC laws willy-nilly.
    If not, and it’s allowed, this is a way for all 50 states (or at least, probably about 45 of them) to nullify that jackassical law outright.


    Good for KY, either way.
    When whacktards get popped by the lunch lady or the school janitor after the first round, even the “crazy” ones will stop going there for free publicity on their suicide, and they can just stay home and kill themselves quietly in their basements, like they used to.

  7. Andrew says:

    Frack-it. Make them ‘Special Reserve Deputies.’ There, that satisfies all the bull-shit state and federal crap. If they can’t meet minimal police standards for background checks, fuck-it, they shouldn’t be teaching or near the kids anyways.

    • BlueMntCeltic says:

      I think that’s what Argyle , TX did and it cuts right to the chase. And the FBI has been doing background checks on teachers for a couple of decades in Oregon anyway.

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