How Would you Feel if your Child’s Teacher Had a Gun at School?
A tiny school district in Texas will pass a law that will allow teachers and school staff to carry weapons on school property later this month.
According to a story on FOXnews.com the tiny school district is home to about 110 students. The Harold Independent School District is in a rural location 30 miles from the Sheriff’s office, leaving the school volatile to a potential shooting attack.
The law will allow employees of the school to carry firearms as long as they meet the requirements of the law:
In order for teachers and staff to carry a pistol, they must have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun; must be authorized to carry by the district; must receive training in crisis management and hostile situations and must use ammunition that is designed to minimize the risk of ricochet in school halls.
Although it may be unheard of, the idea of carrying firearms to school is not a new concept:
In Utah, the law allows anyone with a permit to carry a gun in public schools and state institutions of higher education.