School security has been a popular topic since the murders at the Newtown CT elementary school. The USA Today reports of one Texas school district that allows qualified teachers to be armed on campus:
Harrold’s school board voted unanimously in 2007 to allow employees to carry weapons. After obtaining a state concealed-weapons permit, each employee who wants to carry a weapon must be approved by the board based on his or her personality and reaction to a crisis, Thweatt said.
Employees also must undergo training in crisis intervention and hostage situations. And they must use bullets that minimize the risk of ricochet, similar to those carried by air marshals on planes.
Read the whole article: Texas town allows teachers to carry concealed guns.
Thanks to the commenter “Mel_M” at AriArmstrong.com for bringing this to my attention.