No School Insurance For Teachers With Guns, Insurance Companies Don't Want Liability IssuesSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 13:01
No School Insurance For Teachers With Guns, Insurance Companies Don't Want Liability Issues
Insurance companies aren't interested in covering the potential liabilities resulting from a new law
Posted: June 18, 2013 - 4:31pm
By Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Allowing teachers and other employees to carry guns under a new state law would cost most school districts their insurance.
EMC Insurance Companies, the state’s main insurer of schools, won’t insure districts with armed employees under the new law, which takes effect July 1. Districts already insured by EMC wouldn’t have their policies renewed.
“We understand that school districts have every right to decide which way they want to go,” Bernie Zalaznik, EMC’s resident vice president in Wichita, said Monday. “But we have to make the decision based on what we perceive to be our best financial interest.”