The chairman of the Kentucky House Education Committee said arming teachers should be considered a last resort as a way of making schools safer.
The Courier-Journal reports Midway Democrat Carl Rollins made the remarks during a meeting of a new state subcommittee on school safety.
In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings--which took the lives of 20 students and six adults--the head of the National Rifle Association and some gun rights supporting politicians said the answer to gun violence in schools was to have armed security guards at every school in the country.
New details are emerging from Tuesday's deadly shooting at an eastern Kentucky community college.
A gunman fired into a vehicle, killing a man and a woman and wounding a 12-year-old girl late Tuesday, and police have charged a 21-year-old with murder and attempted murder in the incident, blaming it on a domestic dispute.
The violence in a college parking lot locked down the campus for more than an hour as police searched the two buildings of Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, in southeast Kentucky. The campus was closed Wednesday.