Wednesday, May 14, 2014

North White School Board Votes to Arm School Administrators

The just-ended General Assembly passed a bill (just signed by the governor) that allows firearms to be kept in automobiles parked on public school property. Now just a few miles north of here the board of the North White School Corporation voted unanimously that its school administrators should be armed. And they won't be packing just any weapons up in Monon--they'll be toting concealed semi-automatic guns. Armed school personnel will be required to attend of two annual training exercises, a six-hour session on firearm basics and a 40-hour course on crisis management and defensive tactics; they'll also be subject to annual psychological evaluations. Board president Shannon Mattix said "We heard from both sides on the argument. Basically, as a board, we stuck with facts and statistics over emotion. It's an emotional issue." Read more from the J&C here.