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San Antonio-area La Vernia Independent School District voted this week to allow armed teachers for classroom defense under Texas’swseddsdsw Guardian program.

The Texas Association of School Boards sets forth the Guardian program:
Under the authority of the federal GFSA and the Texas Penal Code, school districts can grant written permission for anyone, including designated employees, to carry firearms on campus.18 U.S.C. § 922(q)(2)(B)(v); Tex. Penal Code § 46.03(a)(1)(A). An individual authorized by the district in writing to carry a firearm on school premises is not carrying the firearm pursuant to the individual’s handgun license, but rather pursuant to the written authority granted under Section 46.03. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. GA-1051 (2014).
KENS5 quoted La Vernia ISD’s safety and security director Dr. Michael Duffek saying, “The program arms qualified staff members to carry a concealed firearm on their person to protect staff and students in the event of an active shooter.”

KSAT notes that teachers who want to carry must meet the following requirements:
  • 20 hours of classroom training
  • 20 hours at a firing range
  • Pass annual psychological exams
  • Already have a license to carry
  • Submit to random drug tests
Jason Breithaupt, a La Vernia parent, spoke in support of the Guardian program, saying, “It just seems like the bad guys get in every time with their guns. So if somebody can be there ready to go to protect my child, I’m all for it.”

FOX News observes that in addition to the Guardian program, “Texas schools can also have one school marshal per 400 students who can carry a firearm.”
 

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Goliad ISD has had the "Guardian" program in place for over a year now. Hopefully it is not something that will ever be needed... But, if it is needed, it is there. Signs are up on all the entrances advising that the program is in place.

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Goliad ISD has had the "Guardian" program in place for over a year now. Hopefully it is not something that will ever be needed... But, if it is needed, it is there. Signs are up on all the entrances advising that the program is in place.

Alan
Just like all the fire extinguishers throughout schools. Hopefully they are never used but it's nice to know they are there.
 
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Hopefully they are more effective than fire extinguishers too...

One time a teacher's vehicle caught fire in a small parking lot between buildings. I was able to get the hood open and used five two gallon fire extinguishers trying to put it out. At least I kept it slapped down until the FD got there. I'd get it knocked down (looked like it was out) but as soon as I stopped spraying it would flare up again. I was hitting it from the top and underneath and I guess I could never get to the source of the flame. it pretty much melted everything under the hood except for the steel.

Alan
 
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They never will. Having teachers armed makes the target too risky for the a-hole shooters

--Wag--
 

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Here is the electronic poster plastered around the school district.
 
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