Safety at Schools: Identifying the Costs Associated with the Necessary Safeguards for Arming Educators

Spencer C. Weiler, Luke Cornelius, Jacob D. Skousen


Editors’ note: The Rural Educator publishes a policy brief each issue, intended to explore topics pertinent to rural education policy and advocacy. The issue of school safety is particularly timely, especially for rural schools. We believe this essay, based on surveys of school leaders in Colorado, takes a unique perspective by examining the financial costs that might be associated with policies to place guns in schools.



school safety; student safety; arming educators; school shootings; rural superintendents


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