SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah legislator alarmed over a gun lobby's call for armed teachers says parents should know when their children's teacher is packing.
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss has introduced a measure to require armed teachers to notify a principal that they're packing. Parents could check with the principal on whether their children's teacher is armed and request a different classroom if they don't like it.
The Democrat from the Salt Lake City suburb of Holladay calls her proposal a parents' rights bill.
Moss says arming teachers is a dangerous reaction to the shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead at a Connecticut school.
Gun lobbyists say the legislation runs counter to common sense because privacy is a cornerstone of having a permit to wear a concealed weapon.