I am doing my student teaching right now and overheard a conversation at the table next to me. I didn't hear the whole conversation, but teacher A I believe was saying something about defending himself. Teacher A would never want to carry at school, but he has to commute about 30-40 miles across some lonely road to get to school. So he was theoretically talking about carrying in the car and parking off campus. Teacher B apparently went through some law enforcement academy back in 1992 and made the statement that after Columbine the feds said you can no longer carry anywhere near schools anymore. I immediately piped in and stated that PRK Penal Code states that CCW holders are exempt from the no guns at school laws. I said that the school might fire you for having a gun, but you technically could. Teacher A stated that he wouldnâ€™t want to carry at school, but he was interested nonetheless. Teacher B continued to disagree with me due to his LEO training in 1992 in Colorado and he was pretty sure after Columbine in 1997 (I corrected him 1999) the feds said no. I then clarified that Teacher A could carry a firearm around in the trunk of his car, but it had to be unloaded. He said what good is that? He was very logical about explaining to me that it would be a major pain in the butt to have to tell the bad guy to stop while he loads up. I told him, exactly. These laws aren't about common sense or protecting your life. They are about control. He asked about what does it take to get your CCW and I explained to him that it varies from state to state and from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. I told him here in Kern County it is pretty easy. He was very interested in the whole thing. So I plan on sending him a link to this thread or taking him a print out of it. Aren't I correct in reading my PRK Penal Code and seeing that CCW holders can indeed carry onto school grounds? Forget that you would probably get fired over it. Just theoretically. I know there is a 1000-foot rule floating out there somewhere, but I am pretty sure anyone who lives within that area or is driving through that area is exempt, as well as CCW holders. Help me out with some facts and I will be getting back in touch with this guy. I know he is a typical liberal teacher, but I like the guy and his interest in self-defense and firearms is worth developing, especially here in the PRK. And he won't hold it against me for calling him a liberal! At least I hope not.