Would you feel comfortable with your child attending a school who’s staff carried firearms? Do you think this could help in an active shooter situation?
Idaho currently already has one school district equipped with firearms, and now a second district is considering the same.
In 2016, Boise County’s Garden Valley School District became the first in Idaho to hand out firearms (to trained staff of course) in their K-12 schools.
Now, the Mountain View School District in Idaho County is considering a move in the same direction, according to the Tribune. Mountain View School Board Chairman Mike Dominguez said at a Dec. 19 meeting that one reason for such a policy is his district can’t afford school resource officers at all six of its facilities in Grangeville.
The proposal has its detractors.
“I have sincere and serious doubts that the teachers favor this,” former Grangeville City Councilwoman Shelley Dumas told the Tribune in September. “I think that their acceptance or permission is critical.”
The proposal is far from being a done deal. The Tribune reports another public reading of the draft firearms policy would take place in January but no date had been set.