LANSING, MI (WTVB) - Guns in schools-- a controversial issue, but a bill could be on the way to allow teachers and administrators to carry firearms in Michigan. State Representative Greg McMaster of Kewadin says the weapons wouldn't be readily accessible to students. He says those who choose to carry would have it on their side and the gun would have to be concealed with the other option, having the weapon in a fingerprint safe where only they would have access to it relatively quickly.
McMaster believes potential shooters might think twice if others on the premises are armed. He says statistics show that if a suspect is not expecting a weapon to be pointed back at them, it stops them in their tracks and sometimes it takes minutes before they decide what to do and minutes save lives. So far, no firm action has been taken on the subject