Texas school allows teachers to carry guns in school to protect students (video)By Mason White 12:00 PM August 28, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) In light of the school massacres in recent years, a school in Texas voted to allow teachers to carry guns.
The new act falls under the state’s Protection of Texas Children Act.
The Argyle Independent School District posted signs,
warning visitors of its four campuses that staff members are armed and may use whatever force necessary to protect their students.
School officials said the decision follows “a comprehensive evaluation of District’s safety, security and emergency response politics.”
The local police chief is monitoring the gun program at school. The armed teachers are referred to as “school marshals.”
Each employee who has a license to carry a concealed handgun in school, had to go through a firearms and emergency response training course. They must maintain a handgun license and pass a psychological evaluation.
The school provides visitors with a fair warning notice:
“Please be aware that the staff at Argyle ISD are armed and may use whatever force necessary to protect our students.” Theses signs are posted at all campuses within the district.