"Arizona school district asks parents to sign gun pledge"
An Arizona school district is asking parents to sign a pledge promising to lock up their guns and teach their children about the "dangers and consequences" of the misuse of firearms.
The Arizona Daily Independent reports that parents enrolling their teens in high school and junior high schools in the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson are being asked to sign the pledge as part of the district's registration process.
Under the terms of the contract, parents must agree to "keep any guns and all weapons under lock and away from school grounds and away from my children," the newspaper reported.
At least two parents have expressed concerns over the contract, which district superintendent David Baker said was written several years ago and slipped through the review process. . . .