Boone County Parents, Educators Debate Program to Arm Teachers

Ashley Zilka: BURLINGTON, Ky. — Boone County schools responded to the Parkland, Florida shooting by adding more guns to its educational landscape: Every public school in the district, from elementary to high school, is now patrolled by an armed deputy or school resource officer and will be for the foreseeable future. Some parents, teachers and …

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Educators, Law Enforcement Discuss Arming Teachers in NKY

ANGELA INGRAM: BURLINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) – Since 17 people were murdered inside a Florida high school by a shooter, the nation has been debating how to stop a mass shooting. Prevention ideas have included arming teachers. That was the topic of discussion on Monday night in Northern Kentucky. Sheriffs on both sides of the river …

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Effort to Arm Boone Teachers: ‘Not a Group of Gun Zealots’

Chris Mayhew: A vocal group called POST – Protecting Our Students and Teachers – has stepped up efforts to allow teachers to carry guns in Boone County Schools. In reaction, social media posts have sprung up from parents opposed to putting guns inside schools. The debate has raged for a week in the nearly 17,000-member …

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Point by Point Response to the Most Recent Concerns about POST Aired on Local 12 WKRC

Teachers all over the country are wrestling with safety issues. In Adams County a few months ago, some Ohio educators were getting trained on how to use guns in their schools. The hot-button subject came up in Boone County February 19th when Joe Kalil, a certified federal firearms instructor and pilot, presented his program called …

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