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Kansas GOP candidates for governor differ on arming teachers


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican candidates for Kansas governor are differing on whether the state should encourage public schools to allow teachers to be armed to stop shootings.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Tuesday that he supports arming teachers because schools need "a good guy with a gun" in their buildings. He made the comment during a debate for GOP candidates televised live by KWCH in Wichita and WIBW in Topeka.

Kobach is trying to unseat Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Aug. 7 primary. Colyer said arming teachers is a local issue and he would support decisions by local school boards...

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