District wonders, should school staff be armed?

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Public forum on March 12 Powell school board members do not yet know if they will consider a policy to allow trained staff to carry guns in local schools. Before deciding, they have a lot of questions: Could a teacher shoot a teen wielding a gun? What is a truly adequate amount of training for employees carrying firearms? Would Powell children actually be safer if staff members carried concealed weapons? If someone is so unstable that they’re willing to shoot kids on a campus, will anything deter them? Board members posed those questions to local law enforcement during a school board meeting Tuesday night. Before beginning Tuesday’s discussion, Superintendent Jay Curtis noted that “this topic is hot, and it can be very controversial.” “We cannot let...

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District wonders, should school staff be armed?

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