Kingsburg Joint Union High School District voted last week to allow teachers and staff to carry guns.
The district follows Folsom and Anderson school districts that have already had a similar policy in place.
California law leaves it up to the individual district to decide what their policy is concerning guns as long as there is a written policy.
The Fresno Bee reports:
The school board on Monday unanimously approved a new policy that allows up to five district employees – designated by the superintendent – to carry a concealed firearm on school grounds.
Chosen employees will have to complete training approved by Superintendent Randy Morris, and their discipline record, evaluations and school conduct also will be considered.
“I am a proponent of the Second Amendment, and I’m also the biggest proponent of protecting the kids,” Morris said.
The district policy on guns was written with the help of Kingsburg police Chief Neil Dadian.
Dadian referred to the school shooting in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary:
“Imagine if one of those teachers was also armed. They could have stopped that. … The loss of life would’ve been much less,” Dadian said Monday. “My opinion? If a staff member wants to put themselves at risk like that, I’m all for it. I think what they’re doing is everything they possibly can to protect their students, and God bless them for that.”
The Bee reports that Kingsburg parent Tamara Norris says her daughter feels uneasy about the new policy and is concerned how the policy will affect the student body.
She actually said her daughter now wonders, “‘Who can I trust?’
Are you kidding me??? You trust all the same people! Just because a staff member is carrying does not make them automatically untrustworthy…and if a thug comes on campus shooting, you best be wanting to be RIGHT NEXT TO THE TEACHER who is carrying!!!!
However, Folsom Cordova Unified, just east of Sacramento, has allowed employees to have guns on campus for several years with absolutely no problems! Imagine that!
One has a sign that says “No guns allowed on campus.”
The other says, “We’re packin!”
Which school will an idiot pick?
It amazes me that liberals do not get it!
If you want crime to go down, let the good guys carry guns! Simple and the stats prove it!
ALL the massacres that happen are Gun Free Zones!!!
The state with the worst gun crime stats? California!
Guess what state has the most stringent Brady Gun Laws? CALIFORNIA!
The city with the worst gun crime stats? Chicago!
Guess what city has the most stringent Gun Laws? CHICAGO!!!
“States with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes. Thirty-one states now have such laws—called “shall-issue” laws. These laws allow adults the right to carry concealed handguns if they do not have a criminal record or a history of significant mental illness.” ~ John Lott
This is definitely one of the finest 2nd Amendment speeches I have heard! From former Marine, Missouri State Representative Paul Curtman!
“Our liberty hinges on the question on whether or not you believe you own yourself or whether or not you believe someone else owns you…I would argue that we own ourselves!”