ARGYLE, Texas — The Argyle (Texas) School District is on target to continue its new policy of allowing some teachers to carry guns on campus, according to a report on CW33.com. The sign posted on school campuses reads:
“Please be aware that the staff at Argyle ISD are armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.”
In January, the district voted in favor of school marshals. Some Argyle teachers will act as the long arm of the law under the state’s Protection of Texas Children Act.
“I trust that the administrators of this school district will put my kid’s best interest at heart,” parent Lacey Fenoglio said.
Teachers who carry guns must have and maintain a handgun license; pass a psychological evaluation; and undergo firearms and emergency response training.
“I think if a tragedy does occur, lives can be saved by guns being in the right hands, and I think the teachers here might be able to stop something like that and life can be saved,” Fenoglio added.
The Argyle superintendent said continuous firearms training is required, and some training even took place over summer break. The names and number of pistol-packing teachers will not be released for safety reasons.