- In Harrold, Texas, where the nearest sheriff's office is 30 minutes from the only school in the community, teachers are permitted by the school board to carry concealed guns at school.
- States like Texas and Arizona have laws allowing guns to be carried in schools that have given written authorization, and the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., has lawmakers considering similar policies in states like Oklahoma, Missouri, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Oregon.
- Critics say that having more guns could create more problems, especially if those carrying them aren't trained to deal with crime or intervene in a crisis situation, and both the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals released a joint statement Wednesday opposing proposals aimed at arming school officials.
From the article:
In the tiny Texas town of Harrold, children and their parents don’t give much thought to security at the community’s lone school—in part because some of the teachers are carrying concealed weapons. In remote Harrold, the nearest sheriff’s office is 30 minutes away, and people tend to know—and trust—one another. So the school board voted to let teachers have guns in school. ...