IF IT WAS UP TO THESE PARENTS All “ACTIVE SHOOTERS” WOULD BE “WELCOMED.” These anti-GUN LIBERALS are NUTS!! If 911 was called that an “active shooter” was in the school how long do they think would it take before help arrived , and how many dead and injured children and teachers would there be while waiting???????……..Papa Mike
Parents and a grandparent filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania school district on Thursday over a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school.
Tamaqua Area School District in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, approved the policy in September 2018, according The Associated Press reported Friday. The policy allows teachers, staff and administration to carry district-issued guns after going through the appropriate training.
The lawsuit claims approving the policy “endangered their community” and broke state law.
“It’s uncharted territory, but there is no law that says we can’t have legally trained armed staff,” school board member Nicholas Boyle said, WHYY reported.
State law allows campuses to have trained school resource officers or school police, The AP reported.
Executive director for gun control group CeaseFirePA, Shira Goodman, said she found the district’s interpretation of the law questionable, WHYY reported.
“I would say it’s not at all clear that they can be doing this,” Goodman said, according to WHYY.
Boyle said that the initiative would make the rural school district less vulnerable against an attacker, according to WHYY.
“The rationale for the policy is to prevent the apocalypse,” Boyle said, The AP reported. “When we have a shooter in the building, how are we going to stop that shooter from killing more and more and more people? We have to have an armed presence there.”