It's great to see a school district looking out for the safety of its students and staff!
To deter and protect against school shootings, trustees have altered district policy to allow employees to carry concealed weapons if they have a state permit and permission from the administration... the small community is a 30-minute drive from the sheriff’s office, leaving students and teachers without protection. The district’s lone campus sits 500 feet from heavily trafficked U.S. 287, which could make it a target...
"When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started," Thweatt said. "Why would you put it out there that a group of people can’t defend themselves? That’s like saying 'sic ’em’ to a dog."
The gun policy Teachers and staffers in the Harrold school district can carry firearms beginning this fall if they, have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun, are authorized to carry by the district, receive training in crisis management and hostile situations, and use ammunition that is designed to minimize the risk of ricochet in school halls.
Small Texas school district lets teachers, staff pack pistols | Top Stories | Star-Telegram.com