Teacher Asks for Right to Be Armed in Classroom

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High school English teacher Shirley Katz is suing her school district for the right to carry a concealed weapon to her Medford, Ore., school.

Katz says she needs a gun because she fears her ex-husband might try to harm her.

She also questions the school's emergency response capabilities. Katz talks with Michele Norris.



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