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Kent Considers Training Teachers To Use Guns

Kent Selectman Jeffrey Parkin
Kent Selectman Jeffrey Parkin Photo Credit: Contributed

KENT, Conn. — The town of Kent is looking at a proposal to train its teachers in how to use guns, according to the New York Times.

The Kent Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 on Wednesday to send information on the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response program to the Board of Education, the Times said. Selectman Jeffrey Parkin, who first proposed the program, said the guns would be concealed, the Times said.

The town has only one public school, the Kent Center School, for prekindergarten through eighth grade.

Kent is about 30 miles north of Newtown, where a lone gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in December 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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