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Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:58 am
by ELB
I had most of those already, but added Whiteface and New Deal as well as New Home and Medina ISDs.

ETA: also added George West and Ralls ISDs as having adopted Guardian, Floydada and Forney as considering the program

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 11:02 am
by ELB
Added Orange and High Island ISDs.

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:26 am
by ELB
Added Navarro ISD. Also Junction, Sterling City, and Water Valley ISDs.

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:39 am
by troglodyte
Add Ropes ISD, Ropesville, TX

I provided training and they have a large sign.

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:13 pm
by ELB
troglodyte wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:39 am
Add Ropes ISD, Ropesville, TX

I provided training and they have a large sign.
Good to know. East Central ISD, east of San Antonio near China Grove is also considering this.

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:23 pm
by jmra
Curious if any of these institutions have adopted a blanket policy of allowing all licensed staff to carry and how many require almost impossible hurdles to get “approval”.

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:46 pm
by ELB
jmra wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Curious if any of these institutions have adopted a blanket policy of allowing all licensed staff to carry and how many require almost impossible hurdles to get “approval”.
As noted in the above thread as far as is known all but one of the schools that have armed, non-leo, staff, use the Guardian program. Staff members chosen by the superintendent and approved by the school board go thru a psychological evaluation and a training program before the are authorized to carry. It’s not an impossible hurdle but it’s not a paper drill either. I don’t think any school will ever just tell licensed staff just to carry if they want.

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:19 pm
by ELB
East Central is getting some push-back from the nay-sayers, according to this article:
https://www.expressnews.com/news/educat ... 461853.php

What I found most interesting in the article tho is this quote:
About 280 school districts in Texas allow teachers and staff to be armed, said Joy Baskin, director of legal services for the Texas Association of School Boards.
280 is a significant jump from the last number I remember reading not so long ago. There are just over 1000 independent school districts in Texas, so this represents about 28%.

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:47 pm
by Oldgringo
Recently, there was something in the local paper about Rusk ISD considering to allow teachers to carry?

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:26 pm
by J.R.@A&M
Here is an article discussing national trends, from a news source that I never heard of. https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/439 ... DAy3Nx9w7w

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:44 pm
by ELB
Oldgringo wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Recently, there was something in the local paper about Rusk ISD considering to allow teachers to carry?
I couldn't find any news articles, but this gosanangelo.com article has a dateabase of school policies, and it does indeed appear that Rusk ISD has authorized the arming of selected staff. These staff must have a current LTC, among other things.

https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/ ... 342396002/

ETA: Peaster ISD also.
http://www.governing.com/topics/educati ... -guns.html

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:27 pm
by ELB
Lumberton ISD now has non-police armed staff.
https://www.12newsnow.com/article/news/ ... 909437a536

Added them to my list: https://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 14#p810414

East Central ISD had been considering it, but "shelved it" after "backlash."
https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/ ... 294424.php

Lubbock ISD is investigating the Guardian and School Marshal Programs:
https://www.kcbd.com/2019/08/08/lisd-we ... -teachers/

Re: Hunt ISD teachers can now carry

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:02 pm
by SigM4
Weatherford ISD has had this for a while now as well. Signs posted at all the entrances advising that they will use force to protect their students.

https://www.weatherfordisd.com/apps/pa ... _ID=543527