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Teachers Packing Heat at Gold-Burg I.S.D?

Stoneburg, TX-- It was a quiet Monday at Gold-Burg High School.

But a few hours after school, officials discussed a topic that has many parents up in arms: teachers having guns in school.  

"It's a great idea for someone to be carrying, in order to protect others in the school," Texoman Teresa Fisher said.

Spawned by recent shootings on campuses across the country, Superintendent of G.I.S.D. Roger Ellis was asked by the Trustee Board to pursue the guns in Gold-Burg schools issue further.

It could take months before a specific decision, complete with techniques of arming faculty, will be made.

Back in 2013, the school district took no action on a measure to arm faculty of the school.

But Texomans we spoke with today said our current system of keeping students safe isn't working.

"You can't help the mental stability of people coming into the school," explained mother of two Stephanie Ashley, "but you can have your teachers trained and knowledgeable on how to use the guns in case of an emergency situation."

In fact, the reason the measure was on the agenda is because multiple parents complained to G.I.S.D. officials about student security while in school.

Some Texomans we talked to were wary of having firearms around children, but Teresa Fisher said it's up to parents to teach their children about guns. 

"My children learned to respect guns, and they were educated about guns and gun safety," Fisher stated.

Stephanie Ashley thinks the only way to see change is to fight back.

"When we start taking a stand and shooting back and protecting ourselves, i think we'll see a decline in it."

Dave Caulfield, Newschannel 6
 

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