of board members for Huntington Independent School District have approved a policy to allow a select
few teachers and personnel to carry concealed weapons on all four of its
decision comes after five out of six members voted yes to the policy at a meeting Monday night at the
administration building. The new gun policy is adapted from a model policy
created by the Texas Association of School Boards.
allows the board to select individuals who have gone through extensive training
to have a weapon on the premises," said Dr. Eric Wright, the superintendent for
Wright says he has spent several months researching different concealed weapon
policies and concluded the model policy, which has also been adopted by Herald
ISD and Van ISD, will work for Huntington.
gives our employees authorization, you know, selected employees to concealed
carry after they go through a significant amount of training. It just gives us
the flexibility if we have some areas we feel that need some additional
security so that we can safeguard our campus and our kids," said Wright.
decision comes months after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut when
twenty children and six adult staff members were shot and killed in a mass
murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
says they will only allow a select few individuals who have concealed handgun
licenses and who complete extensive training and evaluation to carry weapons.
going to work with the Lufkin Police Department and the Sheriff's Department
and some other entities to provide some training and it's going to be really
intensive and there's a lot of different parts that will go into it," Wright
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