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Fannin County School Board unanimously votes to allow armed teachers

It's one of two districts voting on whether or not to arm teachers.

The Fannin County School Board voted unanimously Thursday night to arm teachers who volunteer to carry guns, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Under the new policy, teachers can have guns holstered. Guns in bags or purses are not allowed, Channel 2 reported.

 

The proposal said that employees must be approved by the Board of Education and the Fannin County sheriff before they’re allowed to carry weapons on school grounds, Channel 2 reported. Teachers allowed to participate will receive training on judgment and pistol and long gun shooting at a minimum.

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School officials told the news station the idea of arming teachers is something that has been on the table since April. This proposal, called GAMB, was introduced at the school board meeting about a month ago.

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Channel 2 Action News obtained video of the officer arresting a 65-year-old woman through an open records request.