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Why did one Ohio school district decide to arm its teachers?


Added 11-11-19 11:04:03pm EST - “In rural Shelby County, law enforcement trained some teachers to fight back, should an attacker threaten students. On Halloween, as high school students and staff roam the hallways, John Pence -- a firearm on his belt -- patrols calmly.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Why did one Ohio school district decide to arm its teachers?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sidney (United States) (AFP) - At the entrance to Sidney High School in small-town Ohio, there is a poster which reads: "Inside this building, our children are protected by an armed and trained response team."

In rural Shelby County, law enforcement trained some teachers to fight back, should an attacker threaten students. They were among the first in the United States to embrace the controversial strategy.

On Halloween, as high school students and staff roam the hallways, John Pence -- a firearm on his belt -- patrols calmly.

He is a full-time resource officer, assigned to ensure security at Sidney High. That arrangement has become commonplace across the country, as the number of school shootings has multiplied.

So far, about 15 US states have approved similar set-ups, but many are not happy about putting weapons in the hands of educators.

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