CA School Board Votes to Arm Teachers

KINGSBURG, Calif. – Members of the Kingsburg Joint Union High School District approved a plan to arm up to five staff members designated by the superintendent as a means of protecting against armed intruders.

“I am a proponent of the Second Amendment, and I’m also the biggest proponent of protecting the kids,” superintendent Randy Morris told the Fresno Bee.

The school board approved a policy at its board meeting Monday night that allows Morris to authorize up to five district employees to carry concealed firearms on campus if they meet several criteria, including possession of a concealed carry permit with no restrictions, completion of specialized training and insurance requirements, and a signed use agreement, reports.

“District documents also indicate the superintendent will take things like the employee’s conduct, discipline record and evaluations into account when considering him or her for approval of carrying a gun on campus,” according to the news site.