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The head of Virginia's Education Association is weighing in on the subject of security, responding to legislative proposals to put guards and guns into schools.

Virginia's governor has said it might be wise to put armed guards into public schools to try and prevent future shootings, but the head of the VEA, which represents teachers in the Commonwealth, is skeptical about that idea.

"We're certainly not in favor of arming our teachers," he says. "You know there's a reason that prison guards don't carry weapons, and that's a very stark kind of contrast, but there is that danger if you have adults in a school building that are carrying weapons as to how well are they going to be able to control those weapons and keep them out of students or any other adults' hands."

Meg Gruber thinks many legislative proposals are desperate measure in response to Newtown, and she believes armed guards would create a climate that's not ideal for learning.

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