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Plan To Arm Teacher Draws Crowd

A proposal to arm school employees in this North Idaho resort community (Sandpoint) brought about 300 residents before the school board Tuesday night. And after 90 minutes of public testimony, it was clear the debate here is just beginning. About three dozen parents, teachers, students and others weighed in on the board chairman’s idea to beef up school security by giving certain staff members access to guns. A little over half said they were in favor of that, or at least serious study of the idea. “Gun-free zones are a target for criminals. It’s a red flag … that there will be no return fire,” Maureen Paterson told the Lake Pend Oreille School Board/Scott Maben, SR. More here.

Question: If you don't support arming teachers, do you have a proposal to make our schools safer?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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