Advisory panel: Oregon district shouldn’t arm teachers, staff

An advisory panel has advised a Southern Oregon school board against arming teachers.

The Eagle Point board set up the committee last summer when Board Chairman Scott Grissom proposed the idea to protect students from possible violence.

The district would provide training, pay and insurance for approved employees to carry arms during school hours, at events and at board meetings.

The Medford Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/1mvqOUj ) reports the 20-member panel of citizens was overwhelmingly against that idea.

But the members split on allowing teachers who have concealed carry permits to bring their weapons to school. School policy now prohibits that.

via Advisory panel: Oregon district shouldn’t arm teachers, staff.

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