1/12/2013

Montpelier, Ohio to let janitors carry concealed handguns in schools

This program actually makes a lot more sense than armed uniformed guards.  The janitors will obviously be in school anyway.  The problem that I have with the proposal is that they shouldn't announce publicly who is going to be armed.
As the mother of three children in Montpelier Exempted Village Schools, Teresa Hickman calls the district’s plan to arm the custodial staff with guns an effective way to prevent incidents like the shootings in Newtown, Conn. 
“I don't have a problem with it. With all the shootings going on in these little schools this will make me feel more at peace,” said Mrs. Hickman as she waited Friday in her minivan for her two sons and daughter to be dismissed. 
Montpelier schools may be the first in Ohio to ramp up security by authorizing employees to carry weapons. 
The district has about 1,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade and 75 teachers in one building in this Williams County village of 4,000. . . .

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