Teachers who carry guns to school could get a pay raise under a new bill in N.C.

It would give a 5% salary boost to teachers who undergo basic police training.

Eric Sykes
March 09, 2019 - 9:25 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (KFTK) - A new bill in North Carolina could give teachers a pay raise for carrying a gun in the classroom.

The School Security Act of 2019 would give teachers a five percent raise if they undergo basic police training.

One of the bill's sponsors, Republican State Sen. Warren Daniel told CNN, "It’s extremely costly to put a school resource officer in every school … and there’s a great shortage of the number of applicants to law enforcement agencies. This bill is an attempt to bridge that gap.”

The bill would allow these teachers to carry guns in an opened or concealed manner. These teachers would also have the same arrest powers as police officers. 

© 2019 KFTK (Entercom). All rights reserved