OCTOBER 11, 2006 - Posted at 8:03 a.m. CDT
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - A southeast Missouri Democrat running for the Missouri House says allowing teachers to carry guns could be a way to prevent school violence.
Matt Hill is challenging Republican incumbent Nathan Cooper of Cape Girardeau. Hill said at a candidates' forum that he believes anyone who's qualified to carry a gun could be allowed to take it anywhere, "including a school." Cooper said guns in the classroom would make matters worse.