Colorado schools board omits gun benefits in standards
It left intact “potential dangers.”
Republican board member Debora Scheffel of suburban Parker sought the rejected language. She says she wants children to feel safe and that focusing exclusively on “dangers” promotes fear.
The vote came as the board was adopting revised standards for Colorado’s public and charter educators.
Republicans Joyce Rankin of Carbondale and Steve Durham of Colorado Springs joined Scheffel in voting “no” on the gun language.
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