From Breitbart – Armed Texas Teachers: We Will ‘Protect Our Students’
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Excerpt Below. Read the full story at Breitbart A small school district in the
Excerpt Below. Read the full story at Breitbart
A small school district in the Texas Hill Country placed a sign that gives would-be troublemakers something to think about if they contemplate harming any students on campus.
“Attention,” the sign reads. “Please be aware that the staff at Medina ISD may be armed and will use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.”
Last week, school officials put up the sign in front of the Medina Independent School District tucked away in the Hill Country, nearly 70 miles from San Antonio. The nearest town, Bandera, is roughly 30 minutes away.
Medina ISD houses a total of 303 students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 on one campus. The Bandera Bulletin posted about the sign on Facebook last Thursday. At press time, that post surpassed 5,265 shares and had over 440 comments. Of the 3,700 reactions it got, only two were “angry” and one was a “sad” face.
Most feedback to the sign has been largely positive. Parent Jillian Sides, who has two children enrolled on the campus, told KSAT: “Schools have been a target for, for lack of a better word, crazy people, and I’m perfectly fine with it.”
The 2013 Protection of Texas Children Act permits concealed handguns on otherwise “gun free” public school campuses in a marshal plan. Authored by Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas), this program allows trained teachers to keep a firearm in a lockbox within immediate reach.