Vos open to arming teachers, supports using budget surplus to beef up security
GOP Candidates Weigh In:
Kevin Nicholson, who is running for governor, believes schools should hire more police officers, security guards and allow some teachers to be armed if necessary.
"Allowing some teachers who are trained and licensed to carry in order to protect our students may also be warranted," said Courtney Mullen, a spokeswoman for Nicholson. "When and wherever possible, schools should be safeguarded by armed and professionally trained safety professionals."
Other Republican candidates in the race, including Rebecca Kleefisch, said she supports expanding school safety grants to pay for more school resource officers.
"We can’t stop making our schools more secure," Kleefisch said in a statement. "We can’t stop making our schools more secure. I’ll expand the program so more school resource officers can be in place."
Candidates Tim Ramthun and Tim Michels did not respond to request for comment.