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Texas school board allows guns in classrooms

By David Edwards
Monday, August 18, 2008 8:43 EDT
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Fox’s Steve Doocy talked with David Thweatt who is the district superintendent of Harrold Independent School District. Thweatt’s school district voted to allow teachers to have guns in school. Doocy also talked with Gayle Fallon who is with Houston Federation of Teachers and opposes the idea of allowing staff to have guns in schools.

On August 15, The Associated Press reported:

“A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to allow teachers and staff to pack guns for protection when classes begin later this month, a newspaper reported.”

“Trustees at the Harrold Independent School District approved a district policy change last October so employees can carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school shootings, provided the gun-toting teachers follow certain requirements.”

“In order for teachers and staff to carry a pistol, they must have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun; must be authorized to carry by the district; must receive training in crisis management and hostile situations and have to use ammunition that is designed to minimize the risk of ricochet in school halls.”

This video is from Fox’s Fox & Friends, broadcast August 18, 2008.



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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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