Shayn Roby’s Take: Some school districts have elected to do something about reducing violence in schools and have enabled the teachers to protect themselves and the children. Statistics bear out that tragedies associated with gun violence occur in “gun free zones”. Gun control never works in reducing crime. If it did, Juarez, Mexico and Chicago, Illinois wouldn’t have two of the highest murder rates in the world.
An Ohio school district has just voted to allow faculty and staff to carry firearms. The Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District’s Board of Education approved a plan which will permit authorized staff to carry guns on school property. This goes into effect when the new school year begins in August.
Other districts in Michigan and South Dakota have already gotten the go ahead to arm teachers. Another school in Ohio allows janitors to carry guns. The Newcomerstown school board is requiring all gun carriers to participate in training and to maintain their gun permits.