A Texas school district has decided to allow some employees to have guns on school campuses.Bingo.
The Harrold Independent School District near Wichita Falls has decided to allow specific employees to carry firearms on school property and at school events...
Harrold Superintendent David Thweatt said his school board unanimously passed the policy last October to protect employees and students in the case of an armed intruder or hostage situation.
He wouldn't say how many teachers went through the authorization process, which includes receiving a Texas concealed handgun license and undergoing crisis management training.
Thweatt said that despite the outrage from his public school peers, Harrold stands by its decision. The first few months of the new policy have gone smoothly, he said.
"We think we have acted cautiously and wisely," said Thweatt. "Others should be free to govern their school districts as they see fit."
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Teachers packing more than lesson plans
Texas teachers are now allowed to carry weapons.