Missouri governor vetoes bill allowing schools to designate teachers and administrators armed officers

(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill on Monday that would have allowed public school districts to designate certain teachers and administrators as armed protection officers.
The legislation would have required a teacher or administrator to have a concealed carry permit and go through special weapons training before being allowed to be armed at school.
Nixon, a Democrat, said in a statement that he supported placing law enforcement officers in schools but could not "condone putting firearms in the hands of educators who should be focused on teaching our kids."