The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 23, 2012

2 Valley pols unsure of NRA’s idea

By Rick Dandes
The Daily Item

— By Rick Dandes

The Daily Item

Two Valley legislators said this weekend they weren’t sure that the National Rifle Association’s call for armed guards at every school in America would prevent the kind of violence that occurred Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

State Reps. Lynda Schlegel Culver, R-108, Sunbury, and Kurt Masser, R-107, Elysburg, said children needed to be safe in schools, but didn’t have any answers when asked if they agreed with the NRA’s solution to violence in schools.

“I’ve had people asking me about how to prevent incidents such as the one in Connecticut for last couple of days,” Schlegel Culver said. “They are asking me why can’t we have an armed guard in schools? I’m trying to take in all the facts first and then decide what to do from there.”

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