Want to Arm Your Teachers? Prepare to Pay More for Insurance

Annual costs per staff member range from $2,500-$5,000. Some insurers don’t offer coverage at all.

Since December’s Newtown, Conn., mass shooting, those of us in the campus safety community have been debating whether or not K-12 teachers and other staff members should be allowed to carry firearms on campus.

Although we’ve touched briefly on the insurability of this move, this aspect of the gun debate is covered more in depth in Monday’s Atlantic Wire article. The publication estimates the national cost to insure all schools if they allow teachers and staff to carry concealed firearms would be more than $1.1 billion. That doesn’t include the costs for training and other precautions.

Read the full story.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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