Green said that they quickly removed the interactive map from the website after receiving angry phone calls.
“Do I wish we would have handled this differently? Obviously,” Green told Fox News.
The Des Moines Register reported at least 54 public schools employ an armed security guard or have police officers make rounds during the school day.
Segars believes this can be a learning experience.
“We cannot rely on journalists to ‘discover’ that security and safety is lacking for our children,” Segards said. “We must rely on ourselves.”
This is not the first time there has been fallout with a newspaper publishing “gun” maps.
The Journal News of Westchester, N.Y., pulled down its map they published of residents who had gun permits after receiving numerous complaints and threats.